David Brooks, who always appeared to be a nice and reasonable gentleman, seems to have lost his marbles. In his most recent New York Times column he calls for young people (or perhaps all Americans) to be “forced” into a “national service program.”
Writing about Charles Murray’s new book that details differences between the middle/upper class and lower classes on employment, out of wedlock births, and even obesity, David Brooks writes, “I doubt Murray would agree, but we need a National Service Program. We need a program that would force members of the upper tribe and the lower tribe to live together, if only for a few years . . . If we could jam the tribes together, we’d have a better elite and a better mass.
Mandatory "National Service" for New York Times Columnists - Forbes