I had the privilege of hearing David speak at a conference in D.C. in 2009. He was captivating. Not because he was charismatic, he isn’t especially. Because the sheer force of his lucidity forced people to pay attention, and when he spoke, most other points of view dwindled into triviality. The US has been a nation where the force of reason has the better part of determining the political and legal landscape while populism and fashion maintain the front lines of mass media. I certainly hope it stays that way. And I hope to get to hear Mr. Yerushalmi speak again.