Friday, February 7, 2014

David Brooks: Public Philosopher or Agony Aunt?

I fear that the intelligent and sometimes insightful David Brooks, in his ongoing effort to refashion himself from  political pundit to public intellectual cum philosopher is in danger, instead, of becoming more like a "Dear Abby" type of advice columnist. Only, instead of responding to letters from specific readers, he gives advice based on hypothetical social interactions. Consider his latest advice column in today's New York Times, here.

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