Hatfields v. McCoys
: In the simmering feud over anti-anti-anti-Europeanism and -Americanism (with Glenn Reynolds as a Hatfield and Nick Denton as a real McCoy), Nick tries to smooth feathers but then — being Nick and being European — tries to get the last word in, wondering whether middle Americans’ mistrust of or distaste for Europeans is really a proxy for their resentment of American elitists on either coast.
No, Nick, turn that prism around and look at it the other way. I’d say it’s much simpler than that:
When Europeans say stupid things they sound just like Berkeleyites when they say stupid things. And no Americans have any tolerance for them.