Reason interviews Rauch
Reason Editor Nick Gillespie interviewed National Journal writer Jonathan Rauch. It's a great read, plus it contains a phrase I really wish I'd written:
In a world in which political discourse tends to veer from insane overstatement (think Ann Coulter) to plodding conventionalism (David Broder) to barely disguised partisanship (Paul Krugman)Genius.
Plus, there's this:
I suppose you could also simply allow people to be lawyers if they pass the bar, rather than requiring law school.
reason: You have a favorite bit of advice to younger people, don't you?
Rauch: Don't go to law school unless you want to be a lawyer.
reason: That would thin the herd pretty quickly, wouldn't it?
Rauch: Yeah, it sure would.
reason: That might be the most powerful reform idea that you have.
Rauch: I was going to say you could probably dump the whole rest of the interview and just print that.
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