The irony of foolishness (or the foolishness of irony). Gregg Easterbrook has a piece in the Wall Street Journal today on Garrett Hardin, a philosopher who -- along with his wife -- committed suicide last month.
The op-ed is unremarkable until you get near the end, where Easterbrook writes: "And Hardin's ability to be wise, caring and accomplished, yet to say foolish things, reminds us all of our humanity."
Mickey Kaus has the best explanation for Easterbrook's own foolishness.
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