Thursday, September 08, 2005
Where Does David Brooks Live?
I ask, because as I read his call (within the context of the destruction of New Orleans) for breaking up concentrated populations of the urban poor, and integrating them into middle class neighborhoods, I have a mental image of him observing the consequence from the upper stories of a luxury apartment building. It's not that the problems he describes aren't real. It's not that it might not work, particularly for future generations who might otherwise be born into blighted neighborhoods. It's just that he seems to be (again) calling exclusively upon others to shoulder the burdens of his political agenda and proposed social experimentation.