Michael Eric Dyson: windbag, rhetorical bully & political prophet, a comment by Almost Marx

Mr. Dyson is eloquent, in the most self-congratulatory way, while agreeing with Mr. Glaude’s argument about the pernicious character of Neo-Liberalism, but then equivocates at warp speed, as a rationalization for what is most politically pragmatic i.e. Mrs. Clinton, as an argumentative strategy! Should the watcher be surprised by the rhetorical gambit from an author who attacked, ad nauseam, Cornell West in The New Republic! Please check President Obama’s appointment schedule to see how many appointments Mr. Dyson has had with the president. Mr. Dyson, despite his vehement agreement with Mr. Glaude’s analysis, is in fact a New Democrat swathed in a fusillade of rhetorical apologetics for that very Neo-Liberalism. Mr. Glaude shows too much patience for Mr. Dyson, as windbag and rhetorical bully! In sum Mr. Dyson is a Neo-Liberal hack, who never tires of the sound of his own voice, nor his role as seer/thinker.I lost my tolerance for this ‘debate’ at the 16:49 mark!

Almost Marx


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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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