If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. This is a feature that is dedicated to these folks, highlighting one line that is either funny, ridiculous, strange, or actually intelligent or well-written.
Today’s is the opening line from David Brooks’s column today, “No War is an Island,” in which he writes:
It’s amazing how much of the discussion of the Gaza war is based on the supposition that it is still 1979.
I think Brooks has just been accidentally ready newspapers from 1979 again.