Monday, February 23, 2009

The Brooksian method

Described by Jim Antle:
This is just mindless babble, centrism without substance, "responsibility" as a pose. There is just nothing here. And yet this is considered highbrow commentary.
To describe the originator of "National Greatness" as "some strange cross between Michael Gerson and David Gergen" is to understate the damage Brooks has done to the conservative cause over the past dozen years. His Bobos in Paradise was a splendidly funny work of sociology, but his political instincts inerrantly point the way to a sterile cul-de-sac of impotent moderation.

1 comment:

  1. "sterile cul-de-sac of impotent moderation"

    That's how I feel before the coffee kicks in.