"The chief challenge these days is to restore legitimate centers of authority .... A political age built around authority rather than freedom will elevate different sorts of disputes, of which the N.S.A. flap is only a precursor. Elections will revolve around the question: Who can best maintain order — in the home, neighborhood, culture and around the globe?"
Does [David] Brooks [of the Times Op-Ed page] know what his babbling means? Or is he just trying to be contrarian?
Myself, I don't think Bobo is all that smart, and is just mindlessly regurgitating movement conservatism platitudes. But, as I've argued, movement conservatism is proto-fascist.