The perfect culture war: how conservative pundits reacted to Google’s fired engineer

Pundits identify with James Damore, who wrote a 10-page manifesto suggesting gender inequality in Silicon Valley was natural

Google’s decision to fire an engineer who sent out a screed on diversity to his colleagues is the stuff of conservative culture war dreams.

For a start, a lot of conservative pundits can identify with James Damore, the now unemployed author of the 10-page manifesto. Damore seems overbearing, writes at punishing length about why inequality is natural, and addresses himself to a modern world that finds his thoughts irrelevant and even offensive. That’s pretty much the profile of the average writer at National Review.

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