Seamanship Quotation

“In political activity, then, men sail a boundless and bottomless sea; there is neither harbour for shelter nor floor for anchorage, neither starting-place nor appointed destination.”
— from Michael Oakeshott's
Political Education” (1951)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Brain candy—ouch!

Take this, David Brooks:

“You ain't fooling anyone with another one of your traveling dead dog & donkey cerebral extravaganzas.”

—Joseph of San Francisco’s comment on David brooks column “The Opportunity Gap” New York Times, July 9, 2012

Here’s Brook’s inflammatory, milk toast closing to his column on recent literature about the troubling disparities amongst young Americans:

“Political candidates will have to spend less time trying to exploit class divisions and more time trying to remedy them — less time calling their opponents out of touch elitists, and more time coming up with agendas that comprehensively address the problem. It’s politically tough to do that, but the alternative is national suicide.”

Can’t imagine that’ll get him into fights in the Hamptons this summer.

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