We might call Will's class the Moral Narcissist Bourgeoisie (MNB) that resides so comfortably in Washington, irrespective of political party, dining at the best restaurants and enjoying the cultural benefits of the city while their real estate values mount into the stratosphere, only to appear in all their excellence before the great unwashed on the Sunday shows. It's a terrific life if you can have it, but because of Trump -- and even more because of Brexit -- it is under threat.
Most of the examples in I Know Best are from the liberal-progressive side, so it would have been good for balance at least to have included such an esteemed conservative as Will -- a man who has now turned Lesley Gore's 1963 hit "It's My Party" on its head by declaring in a speech at the Federalist Society that "this is not my party."
Was it ever his party? I thought it belonged to all its members. But never mind. How does Will's proclamation demonstrate moral narcissism and why does that matter? ...
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