The Corner

Re: Wolves

I think that’s great. Bad social trends come with upsides and good social trends come with downsides. I love that wolves are returning to Europe just as I love that the East Coast is becoming reforested. But I think declining birthrates are a disaster. Now, if we could get rid of some of our more ludicrous farm subsidies, we might hurt some family farms and rural communities but we’d also probably return vast swaths of this country to their “natural” state and help Africans emerge from their various nightmares. It’s all such a mixed bag.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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