Paul Greenberg

Arms control ended the Cold War, not American determination to win the arms race and confront the Communist threat.

Manners are only superficial.

Abortion is the answer.

Shorter sentences and more paroles will discourage crime.

Leaders don't matter.

Character doesn't tell.

Moral authority isn't essential in a president.

Television is a cultural boon.

The traditional family is outdated.

It takes a village to raise a child. (Actually, it takes a family.)

Teachers' unions have improved education.

Religion is the opiate of the masses. (Actually, socialism is.)

Give people bread and circuses, and they'll be satisfied.

The masses, unlike you and me, don't know any better.

Government has the answers. (It may not even have the questions.)

And so unbelievably on. Name your own favorite fallacy.

Paul Greenberg

Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Greenberg, one of the most respected and honored commentators in America, is the editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.