Dear Checker: The Gadfly Writes Himself A Letter

This week's Gadfly includes a small but staggering example of just how circular things can get in the think tank world: Checker Finn, the original Gadfly, essentially writing a letter to himself.

If that isn't the echo chamber, I don't know what is.

The fact that Checker's on sabbatical, and in California, doesn't make a whit of difference. It's still a hokey ploy to call him a "reader." It's also one more reason that the Gadfly should be converted into a blog: limitless opportunity to revise and extend your remarks in real time instead of a fixed space and a two-week time lag.


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