Here we go again: Not only are blue-staters immoral and selfish and otherwise bad people, they’re not even curious about the world around them.
So, let me make sure I have this straight: Suburbia, or “exurbia” is a vast, vital, endlessly complex place that people flock to because, well, it’s perfect: They leave places with arduous commutes, backbreaking mortgages, broken families and stressed social structures and they head for towns with ample living space, intact families, child-friendly public culture and intensely enforced social equality. That’s bourgeois.
But it’s not like “American Beauty” at all. It’s clean and perfect and complex and interesting. Oh.
The last word on David Brooks.