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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Times New Relationships Columnist

Does Ross Douthat have the experience necessary to lecture the whole frickin' world about relationships? Did I miss it? How long has he been married?

I especially like his quotation-marked use of the term "companionate marriage." Now, is that supposed to be a bad thing? That spouses actually, you know, think of each other as life companions?


At 9:41 AM, Blogger tenaciousmcd said...

As lame as Douthat's piece was, you should have read Sandra Tsing Toh's (upon which he was commenting): absolutely loathsome and awful. Her thesis: the reason her marriage failed must be because the entire instiution is stupid and impossible. It can't just be that, er. . . you know, she cheated on her spouse. Talk about narcissism. It was the kind of morally oblivious crap that makes a good democrat want to go join Focus On the Family.

At 10:04 PM, Blogger Frances said...

Agreed. I found Toh's piece equally repugnant. For someone so intelligent, it was amazing how little self-perception she had. The whole piece seemed like an exercise in "unreliable narrator," but I'm sure she didn't intend it to be that.


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