What had been a disdain for liberal intellectuals slipped into a disdain for the educated class as a whole. The liberals had coastal condescension, so the conservatives developed their own anti-elitism, with mirror-image categories and mirror-image resentments, but with the same corrosive effect.
Friday, October 10, 2008
David Brooks gets it right
I don't often agree with David Brooks, but his OpEd piece in the New York Times on the decline (and ultimate fall) of the Republican party is well worth a read.