Quote Of The Day
Arnold Kling, on the “gotcha” mentality of partisanism:
If your goal is to accumulate a fan base and fire them up, then of course calling intellectual fouls on the other side is the way to go. However, I claim that if your goal is to contribute to a discussion in which fair-minded people will consider changing their minds, then calling the other side’s intellectual fouls does not get you very far.
It’s easy, and sometimes feels good too, to blast your opponents when they do something particularly egregious. But it doesn’t accomplish much.