RT: Alan Jacobs “David Brooks at his best”
But the Republican Party has mis-learned that history. The party sometimes seems cut off from the concrete relationships of neighborhood life. Republicans are so much the party of individualism and freedom these days that they are no longer the party of community and order. This puts them out of touch with the young, who are exceptionally community-oriented. It gives them nothing to say to the lower middle class, who fear that capitalism has gone haywire. It gives them little to say to the upper middle class, who are interested in the environment and other common concerns.
I’d like a little more elaboration here? I get a feel from the post that there is an unspoken asumption that the younger generation holds the “truth” here and I (for the ost part) wouldn’t agree with that. What you relate here is (sort of) what gave rise to the seeker sensitive movement which has gone awry as well. So I need more details here on what your solution would be here.