LTMC: There’s a brief but worthwhile exchange in the comments section on this article that’s worth bringing to the surface:
Wes341: But you’ve got to admit that Newt making sense is bound to cause some cognitive dissonance.
Ta-Nehisi Coates: No. It shouldn’t. That right there is the fight. It’s the exact reason why people think no racists actually exist in the world, and bigots live under bridges. If you begin from the premise that all humans are complicated then there really is no dissonance to be had. Dissonance is what we are.