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And -- and love and it got a lot of budget for FY 23 but it.
So David Brooks and exactly five years older than I am I found out last night we -- birthday.
But for whatever reasons our mindset for generations apart.
It is Tuesday New York Times column Brooks writes this approvingly of -- -- -- -- Edwards -- which you have itself is fine there are good and good faith arguments as to whether -- did a good thing in leaking information about prison to Glenn Greenwald Greenwald and the Washington Post.
But Brooks makes none of those arguments instead like a Scooby -- they'll and he essentially declared that the problem boils down to these meddling kids.
Keeper brought the problem is a generation that has lost faith in the wisdom bit of daddy.
He writes reduced -- taste of the distinct strands of libertarian is a matter blossoming in this fragmenting age.
The deep suspicion of authority the strong belief that hierarchies and organizations are suspect.
The fervent devotion to transparency.
The assumption that individual preference should be supreme.
And he -- President Obama is saying that cynicism is his grave danger is Big Brother is not a greater one -- -- the president said that less than a week before the IRS scandal broke.
And now David Brooks who assured us we needed to send young men and women off to die in Iraq because Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Had the unbelievable hospital lecture us about what he called the corrosive spread of cynicism and apparel of people -- to make moral choices for themselves.
Hey David you think the problem is cynical young people who -- living a life on shaped by the mediating institutions of civil society that's fine.
I think the problem is old people who lived through Vietnam Watergate the church committee Iran Contra presidential impeachment and mission accomplished and still shake their heads when younger generations have a deep distrust of authority.
See unlike you David I believe cynicism the defense of liberty is no vice and blind obedience to institutions no virtue.
I guess that makes me -- meddling kids in spirit if not an age.
-- -- -- It was a battle there.
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