David Brooks, demonstrating the trademark appalling lack of self-awareness for which he is unaccountably paid:
Today, lofty political idealism is out of favor. Even a president initially elected as an idealist has been reduced into a more technocratic role. But Mumford makes the case for leaders who understand evil down to its depths, who have literary sensibilities and who react with a heart brimming with moral emotion.
People want (a) jobs, and (b) no wars.
David Brooks wants a phony-baloney job, which entails bullshitting so that working people get (a) robbed, and (b) wars.
Hey, I have literary sensibilities and a heart brimming with moral emotion! Here:
Fuck you, David Brooks.
That is a fucking poem that I wrote myself.