On Defying the Majority When They Are Wrong
“The majority can often be wrong.” ~ Charlan Nemeth
John Mulaney’s grandmother is my new hero. I admit it’s an odd claim because I don’t know much about her—not even her name. But, based on John’s testimony, I know this much: His grandmother is no respecter of persons. She cares not a speck for popular opinion. She shrugs her shoulders in the face of overwhelming opposition.
Oh, but for such courage as that.
Mr. Mulaney’s tribute to his grandmother appeared in a recent Wall Street Journal story by Reid Epstein and Madeline Marshall about an obscure American statesman, Elbridge Gerry. Although a signer of