Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Brian Micklethwait thinks the way I do, or perhaps to be more modest I strive to think the way he apparently does in this long blog entry on lawyers. I know so many people who view the actions of the other side (whether that other side is Al Qaeda or the Republicans, it doesn't matter) to evil intent and conspiracies. Instead, as Brian points out, "It's the good people you have to really look out for, if only because they are so much more numerous, and so much more persuasive." In order to understand all sorts of odd or even bad human actions you have to take into account sloppy thinking, sloppy execution, blinkered vision and mere accidents, far more often than conspiracy or a stand-alone desire to harm other people.

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