WHAT'S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD ??
Essayist: Joseph L. Tucker, Jr.
Quest Club - October 3, 1969
When I first received notice of my assignment to this topic I
felt this would be probably the easiest paper to write of any I had been
chosen to present. Anyone with ears and eyes and in his right mind knows
that in these days nothing is right with the world. And even those who
are not in their right mind feel the same way.
The few if any joyful items we can find can be listed on a
3x5 card making this paper the shortest in the history of the club.
As I started to jot down some of the few "right" items, however,
I suddenly realized what a sneaky assignment the Noon Program Committee
had given me.
I had run into the question of how can I - or anyone else - be
competent to objectively judge the "rightness" or "wrongness" in our
Even if I had memorized all the writings of William Buckley or
could quote all the editorials of Fort Wayne newspapers and television
stations, I still might nothave the full, final diagnosis of the present
health of our world. Most of us - particularly your assayist - will
admit in confidence that we have enough trouble trying to keep on top of
of the day-to-day crises of our regular activities - let alone - attempting
to pose as a sociologist.
In the wild gyrations of these days insight becomes almost impossible because the sheer bulk of what confronts us smothers our capacity
to evaluate the evidence.
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