Our history notes a precious few essays so influential as to change the tide of politics. Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" was one. Thomas Payne's pamphlets made a similar mark.
Could we have today witnessed the appearance of another?
From the SWNIDish POV, "economist and retired business executive" George Newman (related to SWNIDish namesake Alfred E. Newman?) offers a piece of such insight, grace and wit that its elegance and persuasive power may put it in a category close to historic masterpieces. The title is "Parsing the Health Reform Arguments," and we celebrate it not just because its title uses a metaphor drawn from the sacred study of grammar. The essay superbly addresses all of the nonsense in the so-called healthcare debate with the laser-like focus and Shaw-like wit.
We won't spoil a moment by pulling quotations. Gentle readers without the strength to click the link and read should ask a friend to click the link and read aloud.