The Corner

Math Cop

Several readers have urged me, in my capacity as Math Cop, to give John

Podhoretz a ticket for taking a percentage of a percentage in his column

this morning–and getting it

wrong! I have mislaid my ticket pad; but this does confirm me in my belief

that nobody who does not have a math degree should be allowed to do

arithmetic in public. Or, as Plato said: “Ageometritos mideis eisito!”

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