Columnist David Brooks has been considered the New York Times‘ token conservative, but he isn’t very conservative, and he is certainly anti-Donald Trump. But, as the author of Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (“bobos” referring to “bourgeois bohemians”), he is a keep observer of social class in America.
He has created a stir with a column in the New York Times entitled What If We’re the Bad Guys Here? (Available outside of the paywall here.) Acknowledging as his social class must that Trump is horrible, he raises the possibility that his fellow Ivy League-educated elite professionals may be to blame for Trump’s popularity.