Thomas Sowell is retiring his pen (or keyboard, IBM selectric, whatever).
In one post today, he reflects on how nice it was to be away from the noise of politics, news etc., during a recent outing with friends. He implies in another, that it is the lessons unlearned which plague our youth with unrealistic expectations and social fantasy.
“The old are not really smarter than the young, in terms of sheer brainpower. It is just that we have already made the kinds of mistakes that the young are about to make, and we have already suffered the consequences that the young are going to suffer, if they disregard the record of the past.”
It’s well worth reading both.