Saturday, April 02, 2005

I had originally topped off my links to Sistani's site with a few comments on Karol Wojtyla and the difference between a forward-looking conservatism and one looking only to history; the distinction is important even if Sistani and Wojtyla have the same views for example on homosexuality. It's interesting to note that although he's not a feminist, he is at least a practical paternalist.

David Brooks nails his contradictions to the door.

Amazing. What he's defending can't be taught and therefore can't be described as the product of individuals as such.  He can't make up his mind what he wants to celebrate, the alienated individuated intellectual or the collective; he defends a person rooted in social awareness as a man alone. I'd ask those Bobos at C.T. to write something -in fact I'm hoping they will- just to watch them fall into the same trap.

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