Mankiw writes:

Kinsley and Libby share two, significant characteristics: They are both very smart, and they both care deeply about public policy. I am willing to bet that if they ever sat down over a cup of coffee, they would like each other quite a lot.

Of course, they would disagree about things, maybe about most things. But that is okay. No gentleman would dislike a person simply because he held different political views.

I broadly agree, but I’ve got my limits. I get more than my fair share of emails from Nazis and Communists (yes, literally), and I don’t respond to them.

To be frank, I dislike Nazis and Communists. Personally. Their views are so irrational and depraved that I conclude that they are probably just evil.

How about you? Who do you consider beyond the pale?