The Truth About The Arms Control Industry

Posted: October 8, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Imbedded within a modestly hagiographic (Louisville) Courier-Journal article on arms control guru Thomas Graham Jr. is a delightful quote from George Will:

“There was a whole clerisy of arms control experts. They went to the conferences, they read their papers, they published their journals and they spoke as a clerisy loves to do — in arcane language with an argot inaccessible to laymen,” Will said in a telephone interview from Washington, D.C. “It was a hermetically sealed little community, and it developed its own imperative, which was, ‘God, we sunk our whole lives into this, let’s get another agreement.’ People outside this delusional circle said, ‘Wait a minute.’”

Does that pretty much say it all, or what?!

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