This morning I read a piece, "The Brutalism of Ted Cruz," by conservative columnist David Brooks---very thought-provoking. Here are a few sentences that frame the piece, though the most shocking section is the opening which features a very specific example of brutalism:
Ted Cruz is now running strongly among evangelical voters, especially in Iowa. But in his career and public presentation Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues. . . . Traditionally, candidates who have attracted strong evangelical support have in part emphasized the need to lend a helping hand to the economically stressed and the least fortunate among us. Such candidates include George W. Bush, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum. . . .
In doing a little research on David Brooks I came across this column on the marriage crisis in America. Here is an interesting perspective coming from a conservative Republican: