George Will is a fan of Ken Burns’s new documentary, The Vietnam War . Last night I watched the first episode. It is indeed excellent. (A tangential question: How many are the notions or ‘theories’ that are more absurd than the “domino theory “? Surely not many.)
Speaking of George Will, here’s a recording of a recent interview of him .
Here’s more useful information and perspective from Mark Perry on the recent U.S. Census Bureau report on income and poverty in the United States .
Eugene Volokh thoreauly explores the history of the phrase “The best government is that which governs least. ”
Also see Jeffrey Tucker .
Alberto Mingardi ruminates productively on Gertrude Himmelfarb’s new book .
Richard Ebeling, with help from Ludwig von Mises, investigates the real meaning of liberalism .
Michael Zigismund helpfully assembles – and offers some comments on – most of the many critical responses to Nancy MacLean’s fabulist tale Democracy in Chains . A slice:
I cannot speak for the field of history. But, as an attorney, if I submitted this book as a legal document, I would expect to suffer sanctions, a malpractice claim, and professional discipline, up to and including disbarment.