Monday, April 05, 2004

Our Sprawling, Supersize Utopia: "American standards of living surpassed those in Europe around 1740. For more than 260 years, in other words, Americans have been rich, money-mad, vulgar, materialistic and complacent people. And yet somehow America became and continues to be the most powerful nation on earth and the most productive. Religion flourishes. Universities flourish. Crime rates drop, teen pregnancy declines, teen-suicide rates fall, along with divorce rates. Despite all the problems that plague this country, social healing takes place."

God bless America. But seriously, I'm a fan of David Brooks, and read his last book Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, and quite enjoyed it. This seems to be a continuation of that, and I'm really looking forward to it.

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