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Ivan Kreilkamp reflects on a trend in clickbait polemics:

" ‘Against [X]’ is a symptom of a liberal culture’s longing to escape its own strictures; it’s the desire of thoughtful and nuanced people to shed their inhibitions and issue fearsome dicta. We feel that we must be fair and evenhanded in our prose, but in our titles we can fly a pirate’s flag."

Illustration by Daniel Zender