Sunday, October 14, 2007

Which of These Things Doesn't Belong Here?

In the wake of the announcement that Albert Gore, Jr. has won the Nobel Peace Prize, many people, especially on the right, are talking about the decision (HT: Volokh Conspiracy) of a British Court that Mr. Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," contains scientific errors, and that opposing views must be presented if the film is used in school classrooms. However, I had not heard heard reading it this evening that the ruling, in describing the documentary, uses language that is astounding now, and which I would have considered impossible a few years ago: "It is built round the charismatic presence of the ex-Vice-President, Al Gore...."

One supposes that charisma is in the eye of the beholder.

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