Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Educated Commentary

The New York Review of Books has an article by Joan Didion that to me represents the epitome of educated comment. Hat tip Weekly Standard.

Didion provides the most factual description of Terri Schiavo's life and death that I've seen published. She's meticulously researched the personalities and the medical and legal facts, and analyzes them with clarity and objectivity.

The article must have taken her many weeks of research and preparation - which is why nothing like this appeared in the MSM or blogosphere at the time. It's a reminder that educated analysis is an essential part of civilized debate. And how rare these are.

To echo the Weekly Standard - everyone should read it.

I'm adding the NYRB to my blogroll.