February 29, 2004

Thomas Sowell - Random thoughts

I've blogged Thomas Sowell before - good writer. Thanks to the Two Nervous Dogs website, I have a reason to blog about him again. Thomas lists a couple of random thoughts including: bq. My New Year's resolution is to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. This should reduce my correspondence considerably. bq. Benedict Arnold was a war hero, wounded in battle -- before he turned against his country. Hitler was likewise a decorated and wounded veteran of the First World War. Being a war hero is not a lifetime "get out of jail free" card, exempting you from responsibility for what you do thereafter. bq. Activism is a way for useless people to feel important, even if the consequences of their activism are counterproductive for those they claim to be helping and damaging to the fabric of society as a whole. And he also points to this wonderful article in City Journal -- "We’re Not Losing the Culture Wars Anymore" by Brian C. Anderson. I like the Activism comment - Heh... Posted by DaveH at February 29, 2004 11:10 PM