Andrew Gelman has another solid take down of Gregg Easterbook’s political column, but says “I don’t want to make a habit of this”. He also notes, sadly, that the Washington Monthly is reposting all of Easterbrook’s political columns (Easterbrook has some affiliation with Washington Monthly).
I believe that when the autopsy of our civilization is completed, the prominence of charlatans like Easterbrook will be seen as one of the causes of death. So if you have a sec, pop over to Gelman’s comments and tell him to make it a habit and the email someone at Washington Monthly and tell them to end their affiliation with Easterbrook.
Update. Yes, this is apropos of Tom’s earlier Easterbrook take down. I’d like someone to engage in a real-time, piece-by-piece takedown of Easterbrook’s work in addition to excellent retrospectives like Tom’s.