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, who in his Mothers Day column today, extols the virtues of aristocracy (because of course he did):
We should fight unfair advantages like legacy admissions, but we wouldn’t want to live in a society in which family influence didn’t happen.
And what do you call your act?