Conservative David Frum continues his journey toward a workable political philosophy. His experience is similar in many ways to mine and others I have listed. Today he offers a short, but profound admission that you will not hear from many who cannot embrace their own possible fallibility.
If I can’t follow where most of my friends have gone, it is because I keep hearing Susan Sontag’s question in my ears. Or rather, a revised and updated version of that question:To those of you who write in opposition to my opinions, I hear you. I feel the scorn and anger in your words. And I remind myself often you could be right. It is my hope that painful and relentless exercise will best get me to solutions and hope.
Imagine, if you will, someone who read only the Wall Street Journal editorial page between 2000 and 2011, and someone in the same period who read only the collected columns of Paul Krugman. Which reader would have been better informed about the realities of the current economic crisis? The answer, I think, should give us pause. Can it be that our enemies were right?