A lot of the lefties here are nice enough people, but many of them do not have a clue about what life is like outside of the well off suburbs or the north side of town. Few have ever visited - let alone lived - on the south or west side or been to the places that Bourdain has visited. Some do cross the line from naivety to smugness. They are just as bad as their counterparts on the right. They share at least 50% of the blame. Perhaps more, since they are the ones that insisted on the changes that have hurt the people they sneer at without considering the repercussions.