Thursday, May 26, 2011
David Brooks's new book
I'm linking to a scathing critique of David Brooks's new book, The Social Animal. The critic not only derides the book's poor, wooden prose, but condemns Brooks's ultimately immoral and misled vision of mindlessly comfortable, happy people sailing through a life of consumer decisions, unencumbered by conviction or mystery, trusting only in an ever-expanding understanding of how their subconscious works. At any rate, I don't think I'll be reading the Social Animal.