September 04, 2005

The Hobbesian Decade

That's what David Brooks calls it in a surprisingly nonpartisan column in today's NYT.

"The scrapbook of history accords but a few pages to each decade, and it is already clear that the pages devoted to this one will be grisly," he writes.


"Leaving the poor in New Orleans was the moral equivalent of leaving the injured on the battlefield."

Brooks senses a big political shift in the future, but doesn't know what direction it will go in. A sensible assessment, in my opinion.

Read the whole thing here.

(By the way, Brooks opens his piece with a link to the blog The American Scene, which is a nice touch.)