George Will has a column all about Michael Pollan’s critique of modern agriculture. A nice article if you’re unfamiliar with Pollan’s damnation of corn-based agribusiness. But the piece left Slate’s Dan Mitchell scratching his head:
It’s hard to know what to make of George Will’s column on Monday, which quotes, apparently approvingly, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and author Michael Pollan. That’s because Will never actually gets around to making any kind of point.
Mitchell’s critique is dead-on.
It’s hard to imagine that Will has suddenly become content with authoring high school book reports. Could one of this century’s most successful conservative columnists be afraid of stepping on agribusiness’ toes? Perhaps Will’s decision to write on this topic is, on its own, an endorsement of Pollanism.