07 January 2005


David Brooks is the crafty conservative voice on the editorial page of The New York Times. He's a master at speaking in a reasonable-sounding tone, and oh-so-subtly conveying creepy ideas from the right. He's a popular target for fisking by the lefty blogosphere. For my money, the best criticisms of him come from Busy Busy Busy, because by summarizing his argument very briefly they make clear what he's really saying under the misdirection of his clever prose.

This week DeLong and The Poor Man do a particularly good job of unpacking the weird way he expresses his religiousity. Check 'em out.

A collection of critiques of his troubling conservative deference to authority.

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