"Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" by David Brooks

Thursday, 07 Jun 2007

Bobos desire involvement with traditional religion, but they also want to pick and choose which dictates of the faith they will follow-and which they will ignore.
"Throw an egg from a Pullman," newspaper columnist and social critic H. L. Mencken famously noted in the 1920s, "and you're bound to hit a fundamentalist." Were David Brooks to update Mencken's observation for today, it might go something like "Toss a double mocha latte from an SUV, and you're bound to hit a Bobo." But just who are these curious new creatures that Brooks describes in his best-selling Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There. Brooks coined the neologism "bobos" ...

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