There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Yeah, somewhat. I loved his points about the intellectual class, a sort of inside commentary. However, on occasion he will say some things that are just nuts. On one episode of Ideas in Action he gave an explicit statement that Obama was more or less the same as our less esteemed autocrats. I forget the exact context, as it has been about a year, but as it was very explicit. I was just shocked he would do that.Actually, Sowell is one of the most fair-minded, even-handed, thoughtful columnist writing today.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963