Monday, November 01, 2004

The Talking Heads

Something Bugs me about this quote from Jonah Goldberg: "That is how Europe will read it. That's how the United Nations will read it. That is how the New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and the entire chattering class will read it."
Can you guess what it is? Yes, that's right -- Jonah is himself a member of the Chattering Class. One might assume from his derision aimed at the haughty editors of The New York Review of Books that Mr. Goldberg spends his days rebuilding carburetors or plowing the south forty out in the Real America, instead of composing his syndicated columns before dashing off to appear on CNN. But one would be wrong.

Update: Paul Krugman(registration required), on the other hand, owns up to membership in said class: "Far from being discouraged by what happened in 2000, they seem to realize more than ever - and better than those of us in the chattering classes - what a precious thing the right to vote really is. And they are determined to exercise that right."

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