Jonah Goldberg now, scoffing at "liberal fascists" with anti-democratic tendencies:
It's Almost Like I wrote A Book On This. Authors argue that global warming proves democracy is outmoded and therefore we need to have authoritarian rule of experts.
Flashback: Jonah Goldberg on July 31, 2007:
Instead of making it easier to vote, maybe we should be making it harder. Why not test people about the basic functions of government? Immigrants have to pass a test to vote; why not all citizens?
A voting test would point the arrow of civic engagement up, instead of down, sending the signal that becoming an informed citizen is a valued accomplishment. And if that's not a good enough reason, maybe this is: If you threaten to take the vote away from the certifiably uninformed, voter turnout will almost certainly get a boost.
Consistency isn't exactly one of Goldberg's main virtues.