Bari Weiss has resigned from the New York Times.
This is a loss to the Times, whether they realize it or not. Like any self-respecting native, I was a longtime New York Times reader. While I read the headlines daily, I canceled my subscription last year because David Leonhart's rhetoric was too enraging to be tolerated anymore. When a newspaper calls centrism dangerous, it's officially become a radicalizing outfit.
When James Bennett took over, I thought about renewing my subscription. His was a reign of reason. His op-ed pieces, whether or not I agreed with them, were dogma-free. And then the debacle over Senator Tom Cotton's op-ed ensued, Bennett was ousted, and we were back to square one.
I don't consider myself a centrist, because to do so puts me on a spectrum I don't consider myself to be a participant in, and that I don't consider useful in the least. I am anti-partisan because I am a student of history, like Bari Weiss.
Bari Weiss is someone whose work I respect, both...