I don’t actually like Dan Gardner’s columns. It’s not what he says so much as how he says it–with that air of official superiority that tells us all he has achieved the nirvana of perfect wisdom. I have a soft spot for humility. But damn! He makes some great points in this column. Read it.
Thus, what looks like a highly principled statement about the relationship between morality and liberty in a pluralistic society is actually something less grand: It is a lazy and weak defence of the status quo.