Summary Analysis Homework
George F. Will’s article “Being Green at Ben and Jerry’s” is an interesting case of irony
on the American environment and our governments oil crisis. Will uses sarcasm and good cases
of evidence to criticize and provoke environmentalists. The reason why Will does this is because the environmentalists would rather deepen the hole in America’s economic wallet rather than take a chance on manufacturing that would save money and improve the economy.
George Will’s article is overall very good at proving his point but some things are unclear. He also talks about the current corruption that is occurring between environmentalist and politicians. It was good how will bases his article on statistical facts and historical records. He used analogies easy to relate to such as the dime on the kitchen table, referring to the size of the oil drilled on the ANWR. He brings an even more ironic viewpoint when he explains that the ice cream Karl Zinsmeister, a supposedly well-known environmentalist, eats indirectly connects to a production process that releases greenhouse gases. Basically the social group that strives to prevent global warming is contributing to their own resistance.
What is unclear is the credibility of his article. Will has great examples to prove his argument but there are no proper references. That makes it hard to believe whether the information is valid or a bunch of fallacies. Another thing that’s unclear is the randomness of the title. The title didn’t seem to relate to the moral or overall meaning of the article. This could lead to many readers wondering what the thesis of the article is about.