Why Is Everyone Mocking David Brooks Today?

What did David Brooks do now? Ian Wagreich  Flickr Creative Commons

What did David Brooks do now? Ian Wagreich Flickr Creative Commons

"Recently I took a friend with only a high school degree to lunch", Brooks writes in the story published Tuesday morning.

The article "How We Are Ruining America", attempted to highlight the importance of what Brooks describes as "informal social barriers" - like how to pronounce the above sandwiches and ingredients - which he argues "segregate" lower classes even more than formal barriers like housing costs and access to education. Can someone please tell me why? Insensitively, I led her into a gourmet sandwich shop, ' the piece read. And seeing as I have a bachelor's degree, once gave money to NPR, and own a pretty nice sweater, I volunteered to interpret Brooks' words for them.

'Suddenly I saw her face freeze up as she was confronted with sandwiches named "Padrino" and "Pomodoro" and ingredients like soppressata, capicollo and a striata baguette.

Specifically, they were pointing their humanities-schooled sausage fists at the latest column by David Brooks, America's preeminent analyst of our moral decline according to whatever he read or watched on TV or overheard in a Starbucks that day. I quickly asked her if she wanted to go somewhere else and she anxiously nodded yes and we ate Mexican.

This David Brooks thing reminds me when he listed Stella as an ironic trucker-cap beer bc it was "the beer of the Belgian working class". "They just know they're there".

In a New York Times op-ed titled "How We Are Ruining America", columnist David Brooks wrote about income inequality in the USA and the inherent advantage that upper-middle-class citizens have in our society.

On that note, we're starving and need to go get some capicollo.

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