Everyone seems to be defining others these days at the NYT. Roger Cohen (see 'Distinctions matter' post below) warned about unfairly defining people as 'neoconservatives.' But Tony Judt
isn't going to let Cohen et gang off the hook without defining and damning them as 'liberal hawks.' Meanwhile, David Brooks
is defining 'dispositional conservatives' and 'creedal conservatives.' And Paul Krugman
is defining 'modern movement conservatism' as one that 'attracts a certain personality type.' ... I don't know what it all means. But there's a lot of infighting and psychoanalyzing going on. ...