David Brooks on Weed

  • Aired:  01/07/14
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David Brooks betrays the ideals behind his stirring tribute to hedonism. (1:10)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]BUT, OF COURSE, MANY

ESTABLISHMENT FIGURES AREWRINGING THEIR HANDS EVEN FORMER

POT SMOKERS LIKE DAVID BROOKS.

>> MOST OF US AGE OUT OFMARIJUANA USE BECAUSE IT'S NOT

THAT EXCITING WHEN YOU FIND MORESERIOUS PLEASURES.

I THINK THE STATE SHOULDDISCOURAGE THE USE OF MARIJUANA

ON MORAL AND HEALTH GROUNDS.

>> Jon: NOW THAT I NO LONGERUSE IT.

YOU DON'T GET IT BROOKS.

YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND THE EXUBERANCE OF THE FEAST.

A GUY WROTE HAPPILY ABOUT HAVINGA ORGY OF EXCESS.

HIS HEAD FOGGED WITH WINE ANDBOURBON.

HE REALIZED HE HATED LIVING INTHE LILY LIVERED WHERE

EVERYTHING IS A PALLID PARODYOF ITSELF.

HE WROTE GONE IS THE GRAND ANDPOINTLESS GESTURE.

I BELIEVE THAT STIRRING TRIBUTETO HEDONISM WAS WRITTEN BY --

(bleep) DAVID BROOKS.

HOW WEIRD IS THAT?

I WONDER HOW HE FORGOT ABOUTTHAT.

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