I was starting to get a bit worried about the Aspen Ideas Festival .
Aspen in summer is absolutely gorgeous. The people attending the festival are friendly and well-informed. The panels stocked with high-caliber people.
But when the festival began with a series of speakers talking about their "Big Idea" for two minutes I got nervous. The ideas were, for the most part, entirely sensible. The sort of thing the smartest guy at a dinner party might propose and soon having everyone nodding a long to. Good, decent and serious people would pretty much all agree.
I'm allergic to the consensus of the good, decent and serious. If Aspen was going to be four days of this sort of thing, I might have to consider turning this into a blog about fishing the mountain lakes instead of going to the festival.
Fortunately, one speaker shattered that fear when he presented his big idea: abandoning our enthusiasm for universal suffrage.
I'm sorry to report that I did not catch his name. I'll try to track him down for a proper interview later in the festival.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page