Skip to main content

View Diary: David Brooks Please read a history book (14 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Brooks is such a bastion of bullshit that I (5+ / 0-)

    nearly cast aside Isaacson's biography of Ben Franklin when he referred  to Brooks in the early pages as a "social critic." I continued with the read anyway, and found the book worth the go - Isaacson had done his homework and had mountains of primary source material with which to work; it was impossible for him to squeeze Franklin into the bowl of jello that now contains the oxymoronic conservative thinker.
    I was accused (in another blog) of exhibiting bias because of this behavior of mine. I contend it was good judgement that caused me to think twice about reading anything written by one of David's admirerers , even if it was a former boss.
    Brooks has a shovel in both hands, that's his idea of balance while he hacks away.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site