Ed Driscoll

"HANNAH ARENDT HAD IT RIGHT"

“Hannah Arendt had it right”, Patrick Moynihan once told an interviewer. “She said one of the great advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.”

Which is exactly what the critics of Bjorn Lomborg, the author of The Skeptical Environmentalist have tried to do, time and again. Only this time, as Dean Esmay writes, they’ve “been publicly upbraided and spanked by the Danish Ministry of Science and Technology”.