POLITICS
05/06/2014 08:47 am ET | Updated May 06, 2014

Right-Wing Wunderkind Syndrome: What's Really Behind The Popularity Of Tal Fortgang?

By now you have probably heard about Tal Fortgang, the Princeton freshman whose manifesto in defense of white privilege has become an overnight viral sensation.

The narrative isn’t a new one: Student at an elite northeastern university rejects the militant progressivism of the ivory tower (although, let’s be honest, this is Princeton we’re talking about) and calls bulls**t on political correctness. And it’s a telling narrative, both for what it says, and doesn’t say, about conservatism and the Republican party. (But more on that later.)

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