It's what I've been saying all along. Us-versus-them politics is good for grabbing short-term power, but suicidal in preserving the long-term future of society. Who ever thought we'd be hearing this from David Brooks?
It's nice to see him essentially agreeing with the likes of Bob Herbert. Speaking of whom, this is one of many reasons behind my view that we are in a depression, not a recession. Unfortunately, our penchant for magical thinking won't let us face reality, even when we desperately need to do so.