So, if I understand correctly, supporters of HSR have a mental illness? And members of the Tea Party are sane?
But seriously, this column represents the tragic decline of Mr. Will’s intellectual capacity. It is actually quite shocking in tone and content.
UPDATE: This reader’s comment is so spot-on that I had to move it to the front page. Thanks Jay Heiser.
He's almost echoing Bush's explanation for Islamic terrorism, explaining "they hate our freedom," and he's so trapped within the system of American cultural norms that he is apparently unable to recognize all of the freedoms that come from having access to an efficient and comprehensive system of non-auto transportation. I agree with his concerns about America's lack of economic density reducing the potential for high speed trains, but beyond that, it appears that George has lost his intellectual edge. He recently wrote a column defending Exceptionalism that was similiarly superficial. Has the last great right-wing intellectual finally given up the fight, succumbing to a numb recitation of bog standard Fox talking points?