Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Liberal Do-Gooders

Mona Charen's new book, Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help (And the Rest of Us) "is a chronicle of failure — the failure of liberals to help those they set out to help." "The liberal do-gooder," she writes, "has shaped American life for most of the past 40 years with sometimes silly, sometimes counterproductive, and sometimes disastrous results." How should we respond? "Liberals must be called to account for the real havoc they have created in so many lives. They must be asked to offer something more than good intentions when their actions lead to disaster." Kathryn Jean-Lopez of National Review interviews Charen here.