Monday, August 31, 2009

Will 8/31/09

Washington Is Seriously Unserious

My take on George Will's latest. His essay was published in the Newsweek Magazine.

Summary: On at least two main issues in the news, health care, global warming, the legislation before Congress does not seriously face the facts. The global warming bill is called “cap and trade”.

That legislation is a particularly lurid illustration of why no serious person nowadays takes seriously Washington's increasingly infantile bandying of numbers.

My Views: I’ve been drawing attention to the articles by George Will and Charles Krauthammer because they make serious criticisms of the issues. I fear that too much of the press is too infatuated with Obama to give these issues the kind of objective analysis that they deserve. In this essay, Will’s points ought to be addressed by responsible people in power.

George Will almost didn't make it as a syndicated columnist. His style was considered too erudite for a general audience.

Whatever one thinks of his views, read his work for use of language and for how he marshals facts and uses logic.

Here's his Wiki bio.

His latest book is at the right.