Friday, January 06, 2017

Quote of the Day

Janan Ganesh in the Financial Times gets in touch with his inner David Brooks --

Either way, he [the Bobo Dad] is as rooted and pinned down as any Shire Tory. However cosmopolitan their sensibilities, he and his wife are paragons of convention in the actual choices they make. They chose family, chose a home, chose dental insurance and most of the other items in the prose poem that Renton recites in Trainspotting. They are not cyborgs. Their educations did not — to their mild affront sometimes, I detect — conquer the human nesting instinct. And if these people are not citizens of nowhere, with their bohemian jobs and chic politics, their passports as thumbed as a theologian’s bible, then almost nobody is.

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