Sunday, April 08, 2007

Samizdata quote of the day

This quote is from the late Ronald Reagan. In his own quite way Reagan cut to the heart of so many contemporary policy issues and the gap between those who have opinions and those who understand. As Kierkegaard said: People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they never use.

The moral here is that because the bandwagon is popular and noisy, it doesn't mean it is headed in the right direction. Truth is not a popularity contest.