Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wilkinsonian Insight

David Brooks (of The New York Times) wrote an op-ed proclaiming that individualism is dead because humans are naturally social creatures. Will Wilkinson smashes that non-sequitur with one sentence:

Individualism is indeed unnatural — much like other noted mockeries of the natural order, such as equality under the law, vaccination, and the wheel.

He actually wrote many more sentences, all of which destroy David Brooks' ridiculous proposition.

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