Buckley visits Galbraith

William F. Buckley drops in on John Kenneth Galbraith whom he says absurdly is “the most influential U.S. intellectual of the 20th century.” The two old friends then proceed to have a rather doddering conversation.

Buckley asks, “What is it about Bush’s policies that makes them unworthy of conservative benediction?”

“Their ignorance,” Galbraith responds.

“What is Bush ignorant of?”

“Ricardo, for instance.”

Score one for Galbraith.

Later, however, Galbraith delivers what he sees as a crushing blow. “There is not one member of the faculty of Harvard University who is pro-Bush.”

Score several points for Bush!

Actually, it is not even true, Greg Mankiw is Bush’s CEA chair.


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