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Odder  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is Radicalism Possible Today?

Geez, now I'm not so sure that David Brooks knows what the word radical means. Does he even have a copy editor anymore or did they all just quit.

bfv  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm leaning towards everyone but David Brooks knowing David Brooks writes a humor column.

Odder  ·  342 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah. I've met a few people who take him seriously. They mostly turn out to be fops like him though. I've seen at least two keynote speakers at university graduations quote him. It's either a long-running joke I'm not part of, or it's that old people who think they have something of deep value to say to young people identify a lot with David Brooks.

b_b  ·  341 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I find it endearing. I watched him on PBS on election night, and I really thought he was going to cry. He has no self-awareness that he has been helping to create Frankenstein for a long time, and now he feels bad that his Creation is destroying the world.