John McWhorter was on sparkling form for his recent Heterodox Academy appearance. He is well-aware that he is at the top of his game — and long may that last. I do hope that the talk will be made available online. It was Mary Lefkowitz who first alerted me to John some twenty years ago. His interlocutor, Amna Khalid, did a superb job as well. John’s deft and frank discussion shows up many a wanna-be or even an extant public intellectual as, well, cringe-worthy.