When I left psychiatry to start writing, I did so not out of any regret for the seven years I had spent in medicine - years that I treasure for deepening and broadening my sensibilities - but because I felt history happening outside the examining-room door.That little snippet tells a little about why I blog myself. But I'm no match for Charles Krauthammer's intellect.
That history was being shaped by a war of ideas and I wanted to be in the arena. Not for its own sake. I enjoy intellectual combat, but I don't live for it. I wanted to be in the arena because some things matter, some things need to be said, some things need to be defended.
Read the whole thing, here. Krauthammer speaks truth to power.