Thomas Sowell on Moral Equivalence and "Mindless Tribalism" in Jena
Posted by Julie Ponzi
Thomas Sowell writes a good piece on the bad spirit animating the recent demonstrations in Jena. The stunning moral confusion that marks so much of American life this week is beginning to be more than a little depressing. I’m going to go read a good novel . . . sorry, Peter L., it’s not going to be Faulkner or Fitzgerald today!
3:40 PM / September 25, 2007
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To get a fuller picture of the Jena case, look at the first part of Heather MacDonald's editorial, available at the Manhattan Institute website. The prosecutor does have 'splainin' to do, even if this shouldn't be a national issue.
Yes, Julie, the overall protest phenomenon here, and the sub-adolescent level of public thinking about law and politics it reveals, is mighty depressing.
Watch this story out of Elyria (about 40 miles north of the Ashbrook Center). Not quite the same circumstances, but the Revs, et.al. from Jena might just end up in our own backyard.