Glenn Reynolds has a review of Al Gore’s new book The Future at WSJ. He finds the book useful, if flawed, in presenting both sides of Al Gore–technophobe and technophile.
The government sterilized Carrie Buck, not a corporation, and in the name of “progress,” not profit. Pondering this might have encouraged Mr. Gore to broaden his focus where abuses of power are concerned. His narrow focus—on capitalism and private depredations—doesn’t rob Mr. Gore’s book of usefulness, but it does say something about the worldview that produced it.
Read the whole thing.