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 from David Brooks, like it so often is, who in his column today, “Goodbye, Organization Man,” writes:
I wonder if we are looking at the results of a cultural shift.
And I wonder if it’s not, you know, a disease in part of the world that has always been unsuited to dealing with major problems because they’ve always lacked basic institutions. Or, maybe it’s witches.