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  •  Then you're a better writer than Brooks. (6+ / 0-)

    "Mental ingredients", if not a bigoted jab worthy of the British Empire, is what comes out when a well-paid writer is unwilling to proofread his work, or lacks the command of his native language to find the right words.  

    If there were a free market in writing, then David Brooks would be a barista and any of half a hundred baristas within a ten-minute walk of the NYT would be David Brooks.  

    "Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." -- Lucille Ball

    by Yamaneko2 on Sat Jul 06, 2013 at 09:23:36 AM PDT

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