An excellent piece from the Washington Post on the kind of guys that don’t exist — in the national discourse, on the radar of the media, in the statisticians’ files. There are plenty of them where I’m from, of course, but that place might as well not exist either. There’s a sweetness about this piece, perhaps Ben is a not-even-vaguely-angry young man (though after you read the account of how his teachers handled him, you might be pissed; I know what happens when Ben grows up, though.

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