On Clubability, after Isaiah Berlin by Political Observer

Here is what Isaiah Berlin celebrated as a man being clubable, in it's institutionalized form: our special relationship. You recall the paragraph in The Color of Truth by Kai Bird where Sir Isaiah celebrates the Bundy brothers as one of us, the enlightened elite of  the Anglophone world, of Imperialism reborn as active, but not too successful,Cold Warriors? Well, here, New Labor and New Democrats and various hangers on, with the help of Pew money, celebrate the virtues of themselves, as part and parcel of the active forgetting of their more radical political pasts, as opponents of Robber Capital rather than its apologists,sycophants or even it's active agents.
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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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