As Niall Ferguson continues his unsightly tantrums about the unfairness of it all, his intellectual fits have, at last, rendered him incoherent.
In his latest Beastly disgrace Ferguson at one point writes that he's "inclined" to accept the why-Romney-is-losing explanation that "The economy isn’t the No. 1 issue, despite what people say." He later wraps his piece this way:
One thing’s for sure. Though Bill Clinton waxed lyrical last week about his party’s job-creation record, this time it really isn’t the economy, stupid.
From inclination to certainty, just like that. Boom. Ferguson simply drops "for-sureness" on us as though it's a universally accepted given, even though he himself initially concedes only an "inclination" to accept it. That's just sloppy. And for a Harvard professor, it's unforgivable.