Thursday, October 25, 2007

I was wrong about Prof. Mankiw

Prof. Mankiw is commenting on the Iraq war and global warming. Well, not quite commenting but close enough. Even a little bit like this can draw some pretty vitriolic comments. It's no wonder he didn't want to moderate comments. The fact that a lot of discussion degenerates into ad homimen attacks probably has been the state of public discussion for a long time. It doesn't take much for something to spiral downward into name calling and fisticuffs. I admire to those who can navigate these waters. As an aside, I wonder how this post on Mike Tidwell's The Ravaging Tide did not draw any enraged comments from Tidwell supporters. (You'll need to scroll down to read the post and get past the Quick Find box on the page.)

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