I quite liked this part in the intro to my interview for the Times On Politics newsletter:
"[A]s President Biden sinks in the polls, Teixeira finds himself fighting against what he says is a caricature of his famous book [The Emerging Democratic Majority]. His Substack newsletter, The Liberal Patriot, delivers “no-holds-barred, reality-based analysis,” unafraid to take on what he calls a “race-essentialist” dogma that is dominating the Democratic Party.
Teixeira is unsparing about the party strategists who he believes are leading Democrats astray — and unapologetic about offending many on his own side. His newsletter has become a kind of samizdat for like-minded liberals who aren’t as willing to speak their minds.
“There are some people who think I’ve completely lost it,” he told us in a wide-ranging interview about his book, his party and lessons not yet learned. “But I feel like we’re making some progress.”
Read the interview; if you haven't already. I think it came out pretty well.
And if it's samizdat....pass it on!
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