Familiarize Yourself with an Argument Before You Criticize (or Borrow) It

Jim Bennett corrects a would-be critic.

Update: Someone who does get it: Mr. Barone.

Update 2: John O’Sullivan comments.

Also: I was unfair to characterize Mead as a “would-be critic” or intellectual borrower. He makes his own case, which overlaps Bennett’s but is independent of it, a point that O’Sullivan takes pains to make.