David Brooks has a new portrait accompanying his columns in the Times!!!!!! I don’t know what to think! It’s like replacing a goofy freshman yearbook picture with a fancy Senior Portrait. Let’s review:
HAIR: pepper and salt
GLASSES: round tortoiseshell
BACKDROP: pale green
FACIAL EXPRESSION: mild, friendly smile
HAIR: salt and pepper
GLASSES: clear frames
FACIAL EXPRESSION: grave concern about an American economy in which elites have turned their backs on traditional industry in favor of non-productive pursuits, mingled with non-reactionary Burkean wariness of too-swift social change, but still possessing an optimistic centrist’s fundamental faith in the character and future of a people whose bedrock Judeo-Christian values are family, community and hard work.