It’s troubling when we at Twitchy have to write a post like this one, but it has to be done. While we enjoy following his Twitter feed, the Chronicle of Higher Education on Wednesday highlighted some ugly, violent rhetoric that we just can’t ignore.
In short, “The Chronicle Review” this week provided Nancy MacLean, professor of history and public policy at Duke University, with the opportunity to answer critics of her new book, “Democracy in Chains,” and MacLean exposed what appears to be a vague yet credible threat:
— TakingHayekSeriously (@FriedrichHayek) July 20, 2017
I'm thinking B. https://t.co/pYnHWgk2KH
— Old Bull Lee (@davebudge) July 20, 2017
She is just really stupid.
— John Kluge (@Jckluge) July 20, 2017
In case the text is difficult to read on some screens, MacLean alleged that “attacks” on her work were coordinated and at times “quite threatening,” such as Goldberg’s suggestion in National Review that she worry about the “the libertarian super-posse” getting on her ass over her unflattering characterization of economist James Buchanan.
Sure, Jonah, try to talk your way out of this one rather than just man-up and apologize.
The Libertarian Super Posse line was about smart people fact checking her. Maybe MacLean's distortions stem from real time delusion? https://t.co/OcOa4Oqxfb
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) July 20, 2017
Or maybe Goldberg’s review was a dog whistle to the Libertarian Super Posse.
TBH, we've learned something valuable here: progressives think libertarians have a super posse, like some secret army. That's awesome!
— Corky (@CorkyHanderson) July 20, 2017
— Craig S. Bell (@craig_s_bell) July 20, 2017
The "Libertarian Super-Posse": It's like Ghostbusters, but ghosts look suspiciously like Ayn Rand, Milton Friedman, Hayek, & Mises. Woooooo https://t.co/sAizK8Jz9z
— Amy Alkon (@amyalkon) July 20, 2017
Where do I sign up for this super-posse?
— Vince Brown (@PokerofDogs) July 20, 2017
They’ll come to you if they deem you worthy.
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