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January 20, 2010
Perhaps "Steve" of "Stevereads" is on to something:
"...you would need to spend a lot of time
rebutting all the individual mistakes in his
books; you couldn't dispense with the whole
work in one lump. Which is why I often think
that Posner is a decoy for liberals to aim
at. He draws so much fire that you're left
with little ammunition for anyone else."
"Characterizing him as a conservative _agent
provocateur_ is unfair to Posner,
though. Above all else, I want to be fair to Here, I fear
him in this review, because he is deeply Steve goes astray.
unfair to his enemies, often gratuitously so."
"Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline"
Sunday, June 28th, 2009
February 09, 2010
Another Posner watcher who
can't help himself:
"Richard Posner fools me again", May 18, 2009
"... I would not take anything
Judge Posner wrote at face value,
since he’s frequently asserted that
important people like himself have
not simply the right but the duty
to mislead the public."
And still another:
"22 Percent And Out Of Ideas"
Friday, May 22, 2009
"His writing, like that of other conservative
intellectuals such as the New York Times'
David Brooks, has a kind of Emily Litella
'never mind' quality to it now: repudiating
many of the conservative verities that they
themselves advanced over the past several
decades while refraining from actually
embracing the kinds of remedies that the The Obama admin
Obama administration is advancing." is advancing
would those be?
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