Wednesday, January 31, 2007

RIP : Molly Ivins, 1944-2007

"Raise more Hell."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dr Fallon, I don't know why, but I feel I must give you this link on poverty...please read it at least.

http://www.city-journal.org/html/17_1_sndgs01.html

Dr. Fallon said...

Anonymous (you have a name?)--

I have read it. It misses the whole point by creating a reductionist argument based on the spurious assumption that poverty is a matter of choice.

Far more subtle -- and insidious, for anyone who knows the demographic makeup of NYC -- is the racism that underlies this piece.

But I'd be glad to argue the point with you.

Anonymous said...

AH, I missed the racism in the piece...I thought it was a logical argument, not the faulty ramblings of an idiot. Thanks for pointing that out for me.