Daily Beast: Deconstructing David Brat’s Scholarship

The Tea Party economics professor who shocked Eric Cantor has an astonishing body of academic work—and that’s not a compliment.
Perhaps even more shocking than David Brat’s victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday was the news that he’s a professor—hardly a profession common to university-hating Tea Party candidates. Brat’s victory is an impressive feat considering that to most of the people who voted for him, “professorial” is a deadly insult.

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