New Gods for Old

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At the beginning of Plato’s Republic, Socrates talks about going down to Piraeus, the port of Athens, where they were honoring a new goddess that day.

David Broder is no Socrates, but in ancient days when newsprint was in vogue, he was the “dean” of the columnists, whose every word made small-town editors swell with pride, along with a tinge of plagiarism.

Well, whether or not Broder ever believed in God, he’s found one now. And you probably won’t be surprised where he found him.

10:29 am on December 13, 2009