Sign up FAST! Login

Is David Brooks Teaching Humility at Yale the Most Pretentious Moment In History? | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

Stashed in: Humility, Rolling Stone!

To save this post, select a stash from drop-down menu or type in a new one:

According to New York Magazine, David Brooks, New York Times columnist and notorious diploma-sniffing aristocrat-apologist douchebag, has decided to teach a course on "humility" at Yale.

The magazine ran an item that includes the course description. Students taking the course with their class-obsessed celebrity professor will explore "the premise that human beings are blessed with many talents but are also burdened by sinfulness, ignorance, and weakness," qualities which writer Joe Coscarelli wittily notes may, in the eyes of Brooks, have been demonstrated by "men such as Moses, Homer, and 'others,' like maybe Paul Krugman."

Great idea to tech a class on humility but I'm pretty sure Paul Krugman is not burdened by sinfulness, ignorance, or weakness.

You May Also Like: