Friday, February 19, 2010

True, No?

"Intellectually honest conservatives are homeless."

Agreed. Of course, it is also true, I think, that the more intellectually honest a polictal movement is, the less poltically successful it tends to be. I don't meanthat as an argument against intellectual honesty in politics necessarily, just as an observation of a reality of democracy: most voters don't care nearly as much for honesty as they claim to.