Leadership by Committee

In reference to Ground Zero, the Wall Street Journal‘s drama critic Terry Teachout describes perfectly the kind of unwowified projects that result from committees:

The Freedom Center is one of those self-evidently silly ideas that only an underemployed committee could have conceived, a portentous-sounding Museum of Nothing in Particular destined to present blandly institutional, scrupulously noncontroversial exhibitions. No doubt the center will draw plenty of squirming grade-school kids sentenced to compulsory field trips, but I’d bet next month’s rent that tourists will steer clear.