Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Loss for Words


You didn't have to agree with him on everything to at least respect David Broder's intelligence and work ethic. Yes, his exhaustingly forced brand of Beltway-as-Olympus centrism earned him plenty of detractors, but there's an argument to be made that now more than ever unfaltering civility such as his, when taken away, will always be sorely missed.

The Los Angeles Times: David S. Broder, Pulitzer-Prize Winning Washington Post Columnist, Dies at 81/3.9.11

1 comment:

ntx said...

David Broder was so valuable precisely because he did make a point of venturing beyond the Beltway to figure out what was going on at the point where policy met constituency. I will miss him a lot.