I am writing more than a month before the New Jersey Democratic primary, in which I shall not vote for Jesse Jackson. That would hardly be a fact worth mentioning except that large segments of the American left (including the Democratic Socialists of America, part of our own segment) have rallied to Jackson’s support. Perhaps the rallying is an example of the kind of affirmative action that always leaves me uneasy: choose the minority candidate even when he or she isn’t the be...
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