Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Two Easy, Two Hard But Related

Kevin, as for your questions:
  1. Soon (I hope).
  2. That sounds great. I'll be in touch

Greg and Frema, you both ask interesting questions, and I think that I can relate my responses in a general commentary on the theme...but that will take until tomorrow so that I can get down what I want to say.

Thorny issues, those. Greg, I know that we have talked about this before and came to no definitive answer. How children and their rights fit in to libertarianism (and any consideration of rationality for that matter) is a difficult spot. More on this tomorrow.

In the meantime, why not enjoy excerpts from something I wrote this semester on a political figure who has always fascinated me. She was probably the first foreign leader I knew anything about. I have generally been a supporter of hers (and Blair's refusal to reverse her policies help to bear this out), but she of course has the flaws of character that make any political figure, well, interesting in the first place. Her memoirs are unintentionally revealing.

Well, look below and tell me what you think.

N.B. The names of authors mentioned within the piece are given at the end.


erika said...

Glad to have you back, Will! Hope it's not too late to post a question! OK, here's my question:
Venezuela - What the fuck?
Seriously, do you think Hugo finally went too far in closing the TV station? Are these protests a sign of a gov't about to be toppled? And why do dumb lefties keep supporting him? Citgo gas isn't any cheaper than Shell, BP or Texaco! ;-)

Lost A Sock said...

Hey I missed the questions bandwagon. I wasn't expecting the follow-up to happen so fast. I need to know, why you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? And second, if I may, why is it cargo on a ship and a shipment on a truck?

Burning questions, friend.

Glad to see you back!!