Better to mock the Epstein-Biden story than to censor it

Hilarious condemnation is much better than a takedown

Joseph Epstein is a 1980s-style villain (this isn’t him though)
  1. Some might say that the piece was so insulting to Jill Biden, and to PhD academics in general, or to female academics, that it ought be pulled on that basis. I might feel different if Jill Biden wasn’t a public figure; and public insult wars are, for better or for worse, part of American discourse. Some might disagree on this, but offense alone strikes me as an insufficient ground for a takedown.

Professor at Columbia University; author of “The Curse of Bigness,” “The Attention Merchants,” and “The Master Switch;” veteran of Silicon Valley & Obama Admin.

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