On the one hand, I sincerely commend the author for finding a creative way to express his concerns.
On the other hand, I’m pretty sure he’s picked the wrong things to be afraid of. Nothing in his vignette actually scares me into re-thinking my policy stances about a) immigration policy and reform, b) public health policy, c) anti-terrorism policy, d) the new war in Iraq, e) the role of political control of subject matter experts in government, or f) how subordinates ought to raise concerns with people higher up the food chain who seem to have difficulty understanding things.
Perhaps my amygdala is under-developed.
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