Wednesday, August 29, 2012

On David Brooks

Liberals think that he's a conservative. Conservatives think that he's a liberal. Yeah, you better believe that I can identify with him.

6 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Brooks is really a very moderate conservative, and therefore rational and balanced in 99.99999999991% of the time. Don't always agree with him. Always appreciate his thoughtful views.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And he's nuanced, something that the rest of the punditry class (save for a few others such as George Will) seems utterly incapable of these days.

BB-Idaho said...

Brooks has a knack for being unprovocative. He also exhibits
a rare intellectual curiosity beyond politics..social structure,
child development, etc. while I
like the guy, I cannot help but note that the extremes of both wings villify him (or anything
centrist)

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

I agree with every word that you just wrote, me-buck.

dmarks said...

I hardly know about him, and must have only read one or two columns, but I must have read one I didn't like much, leaving a bad impression of him.

When I think of moderate pundits, I think of David Broder, but he is dead now.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

David Gergen and John Avlon on CNN both seem pretty moderate. And, yeah, I really liked Mr. Broder, too.