Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The tendency of bloggers to make political over-generalizations based on their personal experiences drives me up the wall. I swear, if I have to read one more post premised on "my liberal friend said X to me today," which proceeds to discuss how X is probably believed, though not outrightly stated, by most liberals - I just might kill a small, furry animal.

In much the same vein, Jane Galt writes
[The debacle in Iraq] has not convinced me of the brilliance of the doves, because precisely none of the ones that I argued with predicted that things would go wrong in the way they did.
A difficult statement to argue with. For all I know, her friends are not the brightest bunch out there. Who knows what they said to her? On the other hand, this statement by a group of IR scholars from before the war has held up extremely well.


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