Claire, you're one of my new favorite people.
One of the best things about talking with so many authors on my podcast is that I think more and more people are recognizing this, which helps me be a LITTLE more optimistic
A THREAD on the increasing ubiquity of arguments plagued by *Reductio ad essentia*
They go like this:
If you believe in genetics, you are “essentially” a racist.
Masculinity is “fundamentally” toxic.
If you believe in higher taxes you are “basically” a Marxist.