Fuel for Thought

In his Takimag column, Dr. Dalrymple asks some no-nonsense questions on the recent European Union edict to phase out gas-fueled cars by 2035 before tackling the thorny issue of bank failures.

These days, everybody—by which I mean every person who considers himself intelligent and educated—must have an opinion about everything. It would be socially irresponsible, even antisocial, not to be able to opine on each of the thousand burning questions of the day. The natural result is that opinion comes before its own justification, and most intellectual activity consists of finding reasons for what one already thinks. Perhaps it was ever thus.

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