john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,
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john_j_enright

Dinner with friends

I had dinner with a bunch of friends last night at a Weber Grill restaurant, a counterintuitive place where chefs use Weber grills to cook indoors. Don't try this at home, because charcoal fires give off hideous amounts of odorless and deadly carbon monoxide. They must have one powerful ventilation system since none of us passed out and died last night.

We had a special guest, Edward Hudgins, an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, and Senior Fellow and Washington director at The Objectivist Center. Ed is a charming, highly knowledgeable man, and always has his own slant on things. He has a PhD in Political Philosophy, but underplays his scholarly background, and is always thinking about ways to communicate with the American people at large.

In this respect, he reminds me a bit of Tom Wolfe, the best selling novelist, who has a doctorate in American Studies from Yale, but hardly ever mentions it.

It's possible you have seen Ed as a talking head on TV. Here is a brief bio with some links to some of his articles:
http://www.ios.org/mediacenter/experts-ehudgins.asp

Rhyme of the day:

You'll be worse than ill
If you indoor-grill,
Unless your ventilation
Is a hurricane sensation.
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