Friday, August 26, 2016

Amazing Grace

I'm not even bothered by the fact that complaining about the ungraciousness of Donald Trump's opponent -- even if that opponent were Andrew Dice Clay -- is ipso facto absurd. I'll grant that Brooks is looking beyond the race, and to her presidency.

Even then, this is a joke. Hillary Clinton has been treated more, er, ungraciously than any public figure in our -- Brooks's and my -- lifetime. She is some kind of walking emblem of grace under pressure -- not just the pressure of world-shaking events, but the pressure of vicious misogyny and personal betrayal and humiliation. The most astonishing thing about her, among her many remarkable qualities, is her emotional and moral core. David Brooks is polite. Hillary Clinton is grace and strength personified.

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