Portal of Ideas has decided that it would periodically offer awards to people in the news. The first award will be named The Ted Turner Award, which will be given to persons who specialize in moral equivalency; root causes analysis, or just pure imbecility.
After careful deliberation, this blog is pleased to announce that the first recipient of this award will be Dr. Deepak Chopra who in interviews on CNN and Fox managed to explain all the root causes for the attacks in Mumbai, and placed them on the doorsteps of the United States. For a deeper analysis of Chopra’s idiocy, read Dorothy Rabinowitz’s article in The Wall Street Journal. No need to improve on her words.
Somehow I don’t think that this blog will have a difficult time finding recipients for this award. Nominations are welcome.