Ah, Ross Douthat, at Harvard -- though I went to a small liberal arts school and public university for my more than expensive enough post-graduate education -- I more than recognize the type.
His room is adorned with posters of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe - stars from Hollywood's glamour heyday - as well as a towering tribute to Gladiator. "I think that Russell Crowe's evocation of manhood is something all men should aspire to", he explains
We had the same, young, repressed, dysfunctional and angrily virginal right-wing assholes and their "alternative" newspaper writers -- looking down their noses at the libertines who actually got laid with or without the assistance of alcohol. Nothing seemed to work for them, especially their piggish personalities -- and their amazing strategem of holding the woman (they were ALWAYS guys) they were trying to sleep with in open contempt.
Bad harbinger, but good times.