(July 26, 2016 12:01 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Early this month, Ross Douthat derided the false consciousness of self-styled "cosmopolitans":Genuine cosmopolitanism is a rare thing. It requires comfort with real difference, with forms of life that are truly exotic relative to one's own. It takes its cue from... (0 COMMENTS)
Ross Douthat inadvertently told readers much about why large segments of the public in the U.S., U.K., and Western Europe are rejecting the policies pushed by elites. In his NYT column he complained about Donald Trump's acceptance speech...Show More Summary
There’s a draft of Trump’s speech making the rounds, and according to both Chris Hayes and Ross Douthat it’s something of a straight reboot of Pat Buchanan’s infamous “cultural war” speech from the 1992 convention: Trump speech tonight is the full Buchanan. Very very dark, dystopic. Straight up nationalism no chaser. Ross Douthat ?@DouthatNYT 34m34 […]
Denizens of the Conservative Reformicon opium den continue to lay big plans for the bright, post-Trump future of their wholly imaginary Republican party. However, unlike may other deeply deluded individuals, denizens of the Conservative...Show More Summary
Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam have written an excellent essay on how conservatism can change and prosper. [Trump's] primary-season base was more working class and less religious and libertarian than is usual for Republican nominees,Show More Summary
1. You can print your photos as pancakes now (there is no great pancake stagnation). And can you serve draft beer on an airplane? 2. Police officer shootings are down, down, down. 3. Are we unraveling? (Ross Douthat, NYT) 4. Brexit voting was a matter of values. 5. 23andMe is monetizing your DNA. The post Sunday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
I very much liked yesterday’s Ross Douthat piece, and I agree with most of it, and I regard him as one of the truly great columnists writing today. Still, there was one tiny part I disagreed with, and I see the point being repeatedShow More Summary
ROSS DOUTHAT: The Myth Of Cosmopolitanism: Indeed elite tribalism is actively encouraged by the technologies of globalization, the ease of travel and communication. Distance and separation force encounter and immersion, which is why the age of empire made cosmopolitans as well as chauvinists — sometimes out of the same people. (There is more genuine cosmopolitanism […]
"... by plucking the best and brightest from everywhere and homogenizing them into the peculiar species that we call 'global citizens,'" writes Ross Douthat (in the NYT).Genuine cosmopolitanism is a rare thing. It requires comfort with real difference, with forms of life that are truly exotic relative to one’s own. Show More Summary
Ross Douthat Should Do Something Else Instead
Sam Wang (Jan 7, 2016): [Does Trump’s ceiling matter?](http://election.princeton.edu/2016/01/07/does-trumps-ceiling-matter/): "Ross Douthat... says Trump is doomed because he will hit a ceiling of support around 30%... >...But even if that ceiling holds, it might not matter.... Show More Summary
Ross Douthat finds the “smug style of American liberalism” guff news he can use: THE rise of Donald Trump, and with him a white-identity politics more explicit than anything America has seen in decades, has created an interesting division on the political left — over the question of what, if anything, liberal politics ought to […]
Balloon Juice - well that's just insane; Bark Bark Woof Woof - Ross Douthat: still wrong about everything; Hullabaloo - Judith Miller, still vile; pm carpenter's commentary - good dirty money; Smashpipe - toy stories (NSFW). blogenfreude...Show More Summary
The Athenians ostracized their greatest military commander, Themistocles, for nothing much whatsoever, perhaps for simple arrogance. Those who failed in battle often suffered the same fate. I don’t think this...
"Once again: Trump is a really significant political force, but he's not going to be the GOP nominee."
Much as I respect our friend Ross Douthat, I believe his post-mortem of the Cruz candidacy in the Times today misses the mark: a caricature of “True Conservatism,” the demise of which he undertakes to explain. To my mind, Ross minimizes the forces that gave rise to Cruz’s constituency and exaggerates its (purported) intransigence. Show More Summary
Hunting of the Snark: Ross Douthat, Bubble Boy Infidel: No compromises with North Carolina on the bathroom bill. Crush them. You Might Notice a Trend: The Danger of Trump's Worldview Dispatches from the Culture Wars: Oh that Alabama is so special and unique! Round up by Frances Langum aka Blue Gal of The Professional Left Podcast and C&L. Show More Summary
Hello. If you read Daily Kos during the week (and don’t just dart in on Sunday mornings for the compressed wisdom of Ross Douthat), you might have noticed a curious thing over the last two weeks. My name has been on the front page rather...Show More Summary
It's too bad the NYT doesn't have a policy of fact-checking their columnists. (I realize, it might make it harder to get columnists, but it would make their columns more informative.) Ross Douthat's confused piece on "The Democrats After...Show More Summary
Ross Douthat has an interesting piece in the Times looking at the slow motion train wreck heading into Cleveland. Particularly, he disagrees with a post I wrote a week ago ("Hell to Pay") in which I said that whatever the technicalities...Show More Summary