Brendan Nyhan points
out that you don't need to be a conservative to politicize science.
In honor of Earth Day, Rebecca Onion at Slatediscusses the
latest "hatefully regressive" manifestation of misanthropic fantasy:
the book World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler. It's a
charming tale of post-environmental armageddon.
Ms Onion's characterization of the author's POV:
Why can't the world just collapse already? Then "we"—or, at least,
those of us with taste, discretion, and true environmental
feeling—could get on with the business of remaking it … without
all those pesky extra people around.
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