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The Failure of Misanthropy: Why Calling People Stupid Is a Stupid Way to Do Politics

Some find “I see stupid people” memes to be funny and viscerally satisfying. “Americans are stupid” is a common rallying cry in certain sections of both the right and the left. There’s a whole minor industry in calling the masses stupid and decrying their stupidity. More often than not, those who are doing it are