Saturday, August 7, 2010


I haven't had much reason to think about Fareed Zakaria before. I've read some of his pieces at the Washington Post and seen him on talking-head shows, but he never made much of an impression on me. That's changed now that he's decided to return an award to the Anti-Defamation League in response to their nonsensical position against the "ground-zero mosque."

Good for him. We need more people to speak out against this kind of knee-jerk stupidity. And Zakaria's gesture isn't just posturing. In addition to the prize, he's returned the $10,000 that came with it.


(via Matthew Yglesias)