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Fish: Anti-Hillaryism is like anti-Semitism

So says Stanley Fish, the post-modern literary theorist (Fish reportedly prefers “anti-foundationalist”) and Florida International University law professor, on his New York Times blog.

Perhaps mindful of the wrath of the anti-Semitism police, Fish is quick to point out they are profoundly different “in their significance or in the damage they do.” But the similarities are too close to ignore:

It’s just that they both feed on air and flourish independently of anything external to their obsessions. Anti-Semitism doesn’t need Jews and anti-Hillaryism doesn’t need Hillary, except as a figment of its collective imagination. However this campaign turns out, Hillary-hating, like rock ‘n’ roll, is here to stay.