Few things amuse me more than pundits trying to use hip lingo. From today’s Bobo blog:
Impulsive people might sleep with each other faster and also behave in other ways that damage relationships. On the other hand, if you took impulsive people and surrounded them in a culture that strongly discouraged bedding down on the first date, would this by itself improve relationship quality?
The question I have for conservatives is always this: how would you create this “culture that strongly discouraged” whatever bad thing you think people shouldn’t do? I’m afraid that the answer is always going to involve some form of government enforcement.
I doubt there are many people who base their personal mores on what they read in New York Times columns. I certainly hope there aren’t!
Update. Bad news from Steve M.
May I tell you something horrible? The Brooks book hit #1 on the Times bestseller list. (The list will be on the site this weekend—I get it by email.)