BROOKS: I’m as pro-immigration as the day is long, but we’ve asked a lot of people who are suffering in this economy to accept extremely radically high immigration levels, and we’ve probably over-flooded the system. And, so, while it’s easy, and I do condemn the vote to get out, a little humility is in order on the part of the establishment, frankly, that we’ve flooded the system with more than it can handle, and, secondly, we’ve not provided a good nationalism —
BROOKS: — a good patriotism that is cosmopolitan, that is outward-spanning and that is confident and therefore a bad form of parochial inward-looking Trump nationalism has had free rein.
“A good nationalism, a good patriotism, that is cosmopolitan, that is outward-spanning…(as opposed to the)…bad form of parochial inward-looking Trump ‘nationalism'” (Really, more like alt-center citizenism, but who’s counting, right?) — What does that even mean? You all know I’m all about the paradoxes and contradictions, the margins and differentials. I just can’t square the circle around a cosmopolitan and outward-spanning variety of nationalism and patriotism.