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Barrett Brown

I am the founder of the distributed think-tank Project PM and a regular inactive to Vanity Fair and Skeptical Inquirer. My work has also appeared in The Onion, National Lampoon, New York Press, D Magazine, Skeptic, McSweeney's, American Atheist, and a couple of newspapers in the U.S. and Mexico as well as a few policy journals. I'm the author of two books and serve as a consultant to various political entities and private clients.

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  1. North says:

    J. Dyer? As in Jackson Dyer? He’s like Marty Peretz’s chief acolyte in the commentariate of The New Republic. He’s a less good humored Jewish version Brother Cheeks.Report

  2. “Generally left-leaning” is just a conservative code word for “Eurotrash”.Report

  3. E.D. Kain says:

    I’m not terribly familiar with The Economist but Democracy in America has been really great lately.Report

    • Barrett Brown in reply to E.D. Kain says:

      The Economist is largely a terrific magazine. I don’t know much about Democracy in America but Democracy Now is the best of the liberal outlets, in my opinion.Report

      • trizzlor in reply to Barrett Brown says:

        For all the great things Amy Goodman has done for journalism and democracy, I just wish she didn’t sound like an SNL parody of a public radio food show host.Report

        • Rufus F. in reply to trizzlor says:

          I’ve been a subscriber for years because it’s generally a very good news source and one of the last to have correspondents stationed around the world. I have noticed that, since I’ve been reading it, people I know who are very liberal tend to think The Economist is very clearly a right-leaning magazine, while those who are conservative tend to think The Economist is very clearly a left-leaning magazine. However, Commentary must have noticed that they’ve raked Obama over the coals in recent issues about his lousy relationship with the business community.Report

  4. Jaybird says:

    “How can it possibly be left-leaning? It’s to the right of me!”Report

  5. Matty says:

    There are two problems here, the first is The Economist is written from a British perspective and political spectra can be hard to line up between countries. The second is that this is a magazine that takes its own line on issues, not a partisan cheerleader.Report

  6. Matty says:

    Maybe the support of leftists is akin to having one black parent, which makes one black, I have noticed.

    I believe the rule is ‘one drop’ – if you have any black ancestors you’re black and if you once met someone who once met a communist you’re blacklisted.Report