Sunday, May 24, 2009

In Which We Loathe David Brooks

The insufferable David Brooks reviews Simon Schama's latest book "The American Future" in today's New York Times Review of Books. In a stunning display of his tedious writing style, combined with avoidance of subject matter, Brooks tells the reader nothing about the author, his prior books nor, really, whether the book accomplishes what it sets out to do. Yes, many of us know Schama and his work. Many other readers may not and this hardly makes them uninformed or uneducated. Yet the review shows nothing so much as the vapidness of Brooks's thought. Conservatives listen to him why? Click on the title of this post to read David's review and make up your own mind.