The Irony of the Irony of The Onion
By Bryan Caplan
In a moving and beautiful ceremony held atop Lower Manhattan’s
gleaming, 120-story-tall Freedom Tower, the nation commemorated the
10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by raising a glass to the stable
democracy of Afghanistan and to a decade of unprecedented peace and
prosperity across the globe.
Yea, I laughed too. But mid-laugh I remembered that, contrary to virtually everyone, that last decade was a decade of unprecedented peace and prosperity across the globe. Americans fought two ugly wars and endured two recessions. But mankind is doing amazingly well.
All we lack is a moving and beautiful ceremony to crown our achievements.