Inside Views

The March To Folly

 7/1/2011 10:47 PM

Barbara Tuchman’s classic work, The March to Folly, vividly describes how groups of very smart people can set out on a path that is clearly disastrous. She shows that this folly is not clear as a product of hindsight. ...


Collectively Bought Agreements

 6/1/2011 10:48 PM

It was a nondescript room. A small table, several chairs, some tacky, framed posters on the walls. There were no windows, and only the whir of the ventilation system could be heard. ...


Messy But Necessary

 5/1/2011 10:49 PM

The federal budget process is nothing if not a mess. The thought of bringing the entire government to a screeching halt over an argument about funding a small organization called Planned Parenthood borders on ...