2. I had the pleasure of seeing Michael Barone speak last night at Cornell. I enjoy Barone’s columns, but to watch him speak is to witness another plane of his genius. His mind is armed with an artillery of facts, figures, and historical observations that were a true delight to see him weave together.
And it wasn’t just his speech that impressed me (the Democrats read into 2008 wrong, it was an anti-incumbent backlash, not a thirst for big government that elected Obama), it was the fact that he knew about the small centrally-planned facet of my hometown, Fair Lawn, NJ, which he cited when I introduced myself to him.
Did anyone like the Keynes v. Hayek video? Has anyone else seen Michael Barone speak?