"If bad messaging is a cardinal reason why Black Lives Matter isn’t the next evolution of the civil rights movement, then there’s no way the anti-vaccination movement could ever be. Anti-vaxxers who wrap themselves in the cloak of the civil rights movement are as ridiculous as anti-abortion activists likening the status of a fetus to that of Dred Scott."
"Elite capture of youth sports didn’t occur in a vacuum. It's just one of countless effects of a 40-year retreat from broad-based social and economic conditions and policies that kept extreme income and wealth inequalities in check."
"Unlike class politics, and because it privileges transforming social and ideological conditions rather than material conditions, identity politics has more easily transformed the way liberal Americans think than class politics could."
"The future always fails, weighed down and overdetermined by the expectations of the present. At some point, we'll no longer understand nostalgia as a sentimental longing for a past that’s as much simulation as it is pastiche."