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All About Dave
My biggest piece ever: The tragic rise of former comedian, liberal, and Angeleno, Dave Rubin. Out now in Quillette
To his friends, Rubin is loyal but sensitive about it. To strangers, he is charismatic and charming. And to those he disagrees with or who have slighted him, he is a vindictive, reactionary bully. As his friends privately admit, he is psychologically ill-equipped for the position in which he has found himself. The story of his meteoric rise to fame is, finally, a strangely tragic one. He is Faust’s Republican, the fallen clown, and the definition of the kind of elitist he has always most despised—hypersensitive, hyper-partisan, and failing upwards.
Months of work, thousands of words, and one hell of a story: my big profile of commentator Dave Rubin, out now in Quillette.
If there’s one story of mine that you read this year, it’s this one.
I promise it’s worth it.