Brooks Chatter: The Safe Harbor of Authoritarianism. A comment by Publius

‘We don’t need bigger government. We need more unified authority. Take power away from the rentier groups who dominate the process. Allow people in those authorities to exercise discretion. Find a president who can both rally a majority, and execute a policy process.’
The American Interest and Francis Fukuyama are hardly reliable sources for policy that one might call Centrist, or even Moderate.(Perhaps Right Wing Neo-Liberalism?) But Mr Brooks has found a spokesman who makes the Unitary Presidential political fantasy of Mr. John Yoo seem almost rational. If one, like Mr. Brooks, willfully erases the last thirteen years of American history, or at least the politically inconvenient parts. In Brooks World the persistent Republican Nihilism is elided from our collective historical memories, as inconvenient truth. What is left is the alignment of platonic ideas by Mr. Brooks, carefully arranged so as to make authoritarianism seem a rational political destination, as bulwark against ‘rentier groups’,’institutional decay’,and ‘vetocracy’ . Long live the Republic!
Publius
         

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer.
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