At least The Times has had the good sense to allow Douthat only one full column a week, on Mondays -- and that one goes head to head with Paul Krugman. So poor Ross doesn't garner all that much attention. To compensate, he appears to be aiming toward outlandishness. From writing about fear of hell as being the best reason to be good human beings, to glorifying the monarchy today, this young man is all over the map. One week he's Cotton Mather in a Brooks Brothers suit spewing watered-down fire and brimstone. Today he's stuck in a Disney princess movie. And if we common folk can't admit that deep down in our little peasant hearts we don't yearn to be crushed by a bejewelled despot, then we're the crazy ones.
Speak for yourself, Ross. Better yet, don't speak at all. Or try to find a job at a Fleet Street tabloid. I hate to clue you in, but the Brits are pretty damn sick of the monarchy themselves. Check this out, Douthat:
|"In their hearts, most people want a king and queen..."|