Goldberg: Don't just do something, stand there
Posted by Mitch Kokai at 08:25 AM
Jonah Goldberg's latest short feature for the print version of National Review focuses on "Kutuzov's maxim," named for a War & Peace character. The maxim? "When in doubt, do nothing."
Goldberg explains that patience and time often serve as much better weapons than action in addressing problems:
Global warming is a great example. The warmists insist that we must pay trillions of dollars now to reduce global warming by a tiny amount a century from now. People of a conservative bent may concede all, some, or none of the science behind global warming, but even if they buy the warmists' diagnosis, they understand that waiting for the costs of remediation to drop is the wisest course of action.
As for the idea of the "consensus" behind the global-warming cause, Goldberg's thoughts about unity seem apropos. Click play below for details.
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