After she interviewed the sparking young alt-right guy- Milo Yiannopoulos- on Channel 4 News last night, Cathy Newman turned to a young lefty activist. Where Milo was all ideas, ideas, ideas the lefty woman began her statement, "Um, I mean..." and the rest was similarly flaccid. One side has the wit and daring and the other has the jargon. It's no contest.
The left has occupied the intellectual and cultural high ground for a long time now and has grown lazy. Its wisdom is the received wisdom- a set of unexamined doctrines- passed as a package from brain to brain. It despises the opposition and no longer expects to be attacked by smart people- and when that happens it is totally unprepared.