You know that I know that you I know that I have a serious David Brooks problem. So I’m going to try to a new thing: I read all of his columns and summarize each one in 80 words or less. I shut up about him the rest of the tie.
I will warn you that in some cases I have actually read the columns — which will make my summarizes inaccurate, because I’m likely to get stuck on some off-hand comments about sun chaps and primal scents but mostly I’ve just gone through the first few paragraphs and skimmed to the end.
Bobo today: empathy is worthless so we need strict conservative rules. What’s the proof? Some philosopher Bobo knows says so and sometimes the Nazis cried while they were mass murdering Jews (yes, he went there). Also too, the Kenny G of cognitive/science glibertarianism has a book about this.