I once heard Brian Williams ask (and this was in the heat of the 2000 sillyness) "Where are the wise men?" Heh. Indeed. My answer at the time was: "Concentrate less on the eye makeup and more on the thinking and you might become one..." But that's just plain bitchy, no? Anyway, the question, even if out of context, remains worth asking. So I ask you, how's this for a start?
Yes, it's the second link to something by Pat Lang
in as many weeks, but here's the thing. Turns out that sensible people often have sensible ideas more often than less sensible people. Put another way, it's important to read the product of thinking that has less grounding in being a philosophy buff and more to do with observing the world and our potential positions in it. Not that there's anything wrong with being a philosophy buff. Just that being one doesn't really qualify you - in and of itself - as someone who should formulate national policy. Someone outta tell El Presindente'