Turn of Phrase

As humanism and moderate religion have withered, gloom has pervaded that national mind. It doesn’t matter how much living standards rise or the poverty rate falls, it makes you seem smart and woke to be alarmed and hypercritical. Every dour attention-grabber wants to claim that the elites are more corrupt than ever.

Via The Age of Reaction by David Brooks published on September 27, 2016 by the New York Times.

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