I was reading a Wall Street Journal article recently about Robert George, a conservative legal scholar at Princeton. It was the last line of the article that spoke volumes. Here’s the concluding paragraph:
Off campus, he values spending time with friends of various political stripes. He says that Prof. [Cornel] West once said to him, “Brother Robby, you and I have got to be the two most misunderstood brothers in the country.” What he has in common with these colleagues, whatever their political disagreements, is “the idea of intellectual fallibility,” he says. “It’s the idea that I have something to learn from people who disagree with me.”
A world of intellectual fallibility. Wouldn’t that be a nice place to live?