Inspired by Nicholas Eberstadt’s new book – A Nation of Takers  – George Will argues against the the rising ethos that applauds (or at least is indifferent toward) the economic mugging of future generations .
Reflecting on some of the psychological effects of drone warfare, Cafe patron Dean Carroll asks that I post here again my short 1994 essay “Losing Touch. ” Happy, of course, to oblige. (Re-reading this 18-year-old essay today, I see that I’ve become even more skeptical of politicians than I was back then. This fact – whether it represents an improvement or not in my analyses or wisdom – doesn’t change the point of the essay.)