For anyone who has ever asked himself, “What’s David Brooks thinking?”
Brooks…admits he is something of a throwback. “This is going to sound pretentious, but I try to be a 1950s public intellectual in 2008, in 800 words.”
Just for fun, fill in the blanks, but imagine it’s Brooks’s co-New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd talking: “This is going to sound ____, but I try to be a ____, in 800 words.”
Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.