Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Another Sowell Moment

He's good. Really good.

There are many ways of coping with tragedies. One of the less promising, and often dangerous, ways is to launch a crusade.

Crusades may be emotionally satisfying, politically popular and welcomed by the media. But crusaders are not known for caution, for weighing evidence or for counting the costs, which may extend well beyond the cost in money.
He was talking about the rush to diagnose autism. But it applies in so many other places.

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