I liked Corey Robin's riposte to Kristof and Charli Carpenter's open letter to him, but until just now I hadn't read the full column itself. It's worse than I thought it would be. Nothing more to say on it right now but perhaps I will weigh in at more length later on. (Then again, maybe not.)
One thing, though: Kristof should spend more time actually reading what academics write. Sure, some of it is turgid and ill-written, but some of it is quite well written, and that even goes for political scientists, Kristof's particular target in this column. I don't want to start listing examples but they aren't that hard to come by.