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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Do Facts Matter?

Excellent column by the brilliant Dr. Thomas Sowell on whether facts even matter any more in the political debate.

In an election campaign in which not only young liberals, but also some people who are neither young nor liberals, seem absolutely mesmerized by the skilled rhetoric of Barack Obama, facts have receded even further into the background than usual.

As the hypnotic mantra of "change" is repeated endlessly, few people even raise the question of whether what few specifics we hear represent any real change, much less a change for the better.

Read the whole thing.

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