"What I tell you three times is true."
You're right about him, Susan, but the failings of the piece include other things. E.g., he completely neglects the corrupting effect of money on...well, everything: On politics, which leads to the corruption of institutions (like the Supreme Court). On foreign policy (which prompts the military-ind. complex to promulgate a hot war in Viet Nam). On political parties (which prompts the Republicans to whore after morons and racists in the South), etc., etc.It's classic Brooks to schpritz some armchair sociology and ignore the various huge, stinking elephants in the room.
He's been hitting this theme quite a bit recently.
A one-track mind indeed. He seems to think money ennobles, like McArdle. Why oh why do we have to live with this Gatsby rejects?
"The bottoms keep changing"Or being changed by prostitutes.
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