Look at it this way, the article may be inane and bitchy, but it has all of you reading and discussing it long after you got the main point. So perhaps it can be considered successful?
Everyone pretty much agrees she can't write worth a damn, but I guess she can be credited for starting a good discussion
It's the equivalent of writing an article about seeing someone sharing a chocolate bar and then accusing them of being socialists.
This is kind of off topic but I have always been curious about the immense dislike many Americans seem to have for anything resembling socialism. I do not mean to sound flaming or anything. This forum seems pretty mature and I was wondering if someone could explain why.
No idea. I wasn't actually meaning it in any negative association with socialism. Though I guess people can pretty much agree that Capitalism works best with reinforced by some good socialist ideologies as well. Pure capitalism doesn't work. Pure socialism doesn't work and pure communism doesn't work.
People are ever afraid of encroaching rivel ideologies and thus sparks a negative response. My assumption anyway, i'm hardly qualified to give a definite answer.
EDIT: I had to modify this about 5 times because my internet fucked up. Sorry about that.