A nifty catch by the Libertarian Republic. I used to think AF was a cautionary tale about leftists exploiting the aspiration of equality to amass power over people, but now that I re-read the final line, I see her point: “The creatures outside looked from pig to Koch, and from Koch to pig, and from pig to Koch: but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

Credit where it’s due. It takes brass balls to give Orwell himself full Orwellian treatment. Well done, MSNBC.

One tiny criticism, though. If you’re going to toast Thomas Piketty and the looming demise of income inequality, do it with a $16 cocktail like respectable intellectuals do.