Some very special writing from Rick Perlstein on today’s NYT op-ed page.
We bloggers know that intellectual discourse — with the sotty exception of this web site — is alive and well and blogging away. The traditional media, writing for eighth-graders, laments the “loss” of all that high falutin’ chatter. Perlstein sees the light. It’s not in the papers, or most of the magazines, but it IS alive in coffee houses and weblogs and his Brooklyn neighborhood and lots of other places, too.
I somewhat doubt I’d agree with much else of what Perlman, or his neighborhood buddies write, but that’s hardly the point. The point is, we live in a Golden Age of discourse — and the traditional media are mad because they’ve chosen to aim for the lowest common denominator.