Saturday, December 24, 2011

"A moral tragedy? Good lord."

More responses to Jeffrey Goldberg's broadside against Crystal Bridges.  Clive Crook says the two columns are "terrible," "among the angriest attacks on [Wal-Mart] I can recall reading, which is saying something. Coming from a writer I think of as a fount of common sense they shocked me."  And Michael Kinsley concludes:  "Walton could have put her museum in New York, where this sort of thing belongs. Most of us don’t get to Bentonville as often as we’d like. Or she could have decided not to build it at all, for fear that journalists would start comparing her to Marie Antoinette. Would that have been better?"