Thursday, April 02, 2015

I Don't Always Endorse David Bernstein

But when I do, it's because he's right. And in his latest post on the Virginia Bar Israel trip cancellation fiasco, he's right in all relevant respects. The Bar leadership almost certainly stumbled into a hole and then panicked and dug deeper. The fact of the matter is, though, that the trip was almost certainly going to be canceled anyways due to lack of interest. Reinstate the trip, announce it will be canceled if there are insufficient sign-ups prior to a given date, and move forward. It's likely the trip won't go forward anyway (though the increased attention its getting might cause some people to attend who otherwise would have not paid it any heed).

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