Friday, January 14, 2011

A Tale of Two Commentators

David Brooks welcomes Obama's speech and a call for civility in politics. He traces the causes of incivility to a lack of modesty which is broadly connected to a culture that encourages narcissism. Its hard not to like his admiration for the president's speech and the need for a system of government based upon compromise. Its equally hard to appreciate his analysis of the causes of our incivility.

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