The Closing of the Republican Mind

November 11, 2015

By James Taranto at The Wall Street Journal

Bye-ku for Larry Lessig and Mark Everson

Last night’s Republican debate offered less drama and more substance than the earlier ones, but we’d like to dilate on a theme that irked us: the bashing of philosophers and philosophy. The worst comment in this regard came from Marco Rubio: “For the life of me, I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers...