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Shadi Hamid
Senior Fellow ; Contributing editor ; Author of , shortlisted for the 2017 Gelber Prize:
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Shadi Hamid 14m
Replying to @JV_Greetings
he wasn't removed from office. that's more what I'm referring to here
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Replying to @ChristianCooper
from what I've seen far-right groups have been responsible for many, many more acts of violence than antifa, based on data I've seen
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If the American idea cannot hold Americans together, then there's one thing we have left, which should be sacrosanct: the democratic process
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Replying to @brianweeden
exactly, which is why I'm generally very uncomfortable with even the idea of it
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If impeachment is seen as "politically motivated" (without a "smoking gun" re: Russia) then I think it could be disastrous for our country
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Replying to @jaibtarash
Yes. Possibly 7.5 more years. Also, I'd be quite uncomfortable with impeachment proceedings, if they start (or end)
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And no, I don't want Kelly, Cohn, Mattis, McMaster to resign. If Trump's president for 3.5 more years, need ppl doing their best from within
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Re: Jason Kessler, the "Unite the Right" speaker, ppl were trying to punch him. Last time I checked such "unambiguous messages" were illegal
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This is concerning. Liberal societies must protect rights of everyone, including illiberals and racists, as long as they act within the law
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Replying to @DamonLinker
who's asking you to make a tactical alliance with antifa??
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Shadi Hamid 56m
This sounds awfully high but even if "only" 40%, this part of what happened in strikes me as one of the most frightening
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Ali bashir 2h
I finally got to read this intriguing book of yours šŸ‘šŸ¾ ...
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Shadi Hamid 1h
I'm glad that NYT has offered us a glossary of terms that includes, among other things, "cuck"
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Replying to @aarondmiller2
sure, don't disagree. just making a broader point about liberalism as a moving target
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Replying to @aliyubashir6
thanks :) glad to hear you enjoyed it!
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By modern liberal standards, the founders were illiberal. Which raises question of how a universalist ideology can be so context-dependent
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Replying to @aarondmiller2
Sure but doesn't change fact Madison didn't free any of his slaves upon death, and that by any modern standard, all founders were illiberal
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Of course Trump didn't realize it, but he stumbled upon liberalism's tensions: It claims to be universal but its standards constantly change
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Question of how we remember liberal greats like Madison & Jefferson (who believed in illiberal, racist things) is challenging. From my book:
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Joe Scarborough 3h
Then it means nothing. You get no credit condemning Nazis in 2017. To make a difference, you must attack Trump's coziness with racists.
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