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Shepherds and Sheep

sarahbradlee Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 7:26 AM
It seemed to me that Dr. Sowell was establishing his points by referencing one of those "Easy Way Out liberal arts" majors once taught as History. I think what Dr. Sowell reveals so often in his columns is that a liberal ideology has invaded education and has replaced the classical teaching of such disciplines as History and Economics - for example. It is always so refreshing to read these columns written by someone who is like some of the marvelous professors I had back in the late 60s/70s - BEFORE my generation replaced them all with demagogues.
John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging."

Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are...