A friend of mine sent a link to Sunday's David Brooks column on Haiti, a genuinely beautiful piece of occasional literature. Not many writers would have the courage to use a tragic event like a 50,000-fatality earthquake to volubly address the problem of nonwhite laziness and why it sometimes makes natural disasters seem timely, but then again, David Brooks isn't just any writer. Rather than go through the Brooks piece line by line, I figured I'd just excerpt a few bits here and there and provide the Cliff's Notes translation at the end.
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