David and Gail Confront the World

If your feeling a bit low and need some cheering up,a dose of political comedy is what you need – actually you crave it – then look no further than the latest episode of David and Gail Confront the World at the NYT website. This segment is titled Hagelian Dialectic. Mr. Brooks excels at the telling animated cliche, which leads to the intellectual cul-de-sac of decorous political chatter.
Ms. Collins plays her part as a somewhat doubtful interlocutor and foil to Mr. Brooks’ speculative animadversions with a kind of astonished bewilderment.  One small observation, for a Conservative, Mr. Brooks seems to harbor a wholly mechanistic view of the human person. Quite puzzling.
Philosophical Apprentice

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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