Today’s podcast begins with a lengthy reminiscence of our colleague and critic-at-large, Terry Teachout, who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday. Then, with our columnist James B. Meigs, we take up his blockbuster piece, “The Pandemic Public Health Disaster.” And conclude with thoughts on Biden’s terrible week. Give a listen.

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  1. WilliamWarford Coolidge

    A lovely tribute. My condolences on the loss of your friend; he sounds like a wonderful man, and I wish I had met him.

    Jim is right on the mark about the government health bureaucracy failing to trust the public and lying to us, thereby losing public trust from the beginning. I think of Fauci and the mask comments on 60 Minutes early on. The same type of thing is happening now with the synagogue shooting, with the DOJ saying they can’t figure out why the terrorist did it and the AP running a story saying he did not target the Jewish community. There is no one anywhere in the country who believes that. It just shreds their credibility. Thus, if the DOJ comes out next week and says some parents were conspiring to attack a school board somewhere, who could blame us if we thought they were lying? 

    Lastly, I always enjoy your show. It was good last week, but it is nice to have Noah back. I hope you enjoyed your time off.

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