Let us count the ways:
He reminds us that the conventional wisdom to the contrary notwithstanding, the world really isn’t going to Hell in a handbasket for Americans. A nice reminder in the midst of an election year when candidates appear to be falling all over themselves to claim otherwise. Relatedly, be sure once again to see this, which serves as a nice palate cleanser after digesting the unappetizing words of Lou Dobbs and his minions.
He reminds us that the populace at large is a lot smarter and a lot more resistant to populist demagoguery than many think.
He asks Glenn Reynolds’s favorite–and very appropriate–question.
Now that’s a good day’s work.