A Remark By George Will

I had the good fortune to interact with George Will on many occasions as he was on the Board of Directors of the two baseball teams for which I worked in a full-time capacity. He was kind enough to write a cover “blurb” for one of my books. Here is something he wrote that I think has great relevance today:

“Taking offense has become America’s national pastime; being theatrically offended supposedly signifies the exquisitely refined moral delicacy of people who feel entitled to pass through life without encountering ideas or practices that annoy them.”

I’ll write this again: no one has a monopoly on truth and wisdom and neither does anyone’s ideology.

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See the source image

From Wikipedia a picture of a 1954 Kaiser Manhattan. I love the concave grille, the dip in the belt line.

Henry Kaiser is supposed to have remarked, “If you slapped a Buick nameplate on my cars they would have sold like hotcakes.”

Henry Kaiser (as in Kaiser Permanente), a ship building tycoon, and Joseph Frazer, a long-time automobile executive, founded the Kaiser-Frazer automobile company in 1945. The first cars were 1946 model year and, at first, the company had some success reaching a 4 percent market share for 1947 and 1948. The Big Three re-tool and re-style for 1949 sunk Kaiser-Frazer, for all intents and purposes, although the company limped on as Kaiser Motors (Joe Frazer left in 1951) in the US until 1955, but sold cars in Argentina until 1962.

 

Postscript: today’s first blog view was from South Africa! That’s a first for Disaffected Musings.

 

 

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