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Prudes at Dinner, Gluttons in Bed

March 25, 2009 | NeW Staff

One of our NeW leaders emailed me to let me know that her chapter was going to be discussing a column by George Will at their next meeting.  She wanted me to share the article, Prudes at Dinner, Gluttons in Bed, on the blog.  Here is how it starts,

“Put down that cheeseburger and listen up: If food has become what sex was a generation ago — the intimidatingly intelligent Mary Eberstadt says it has — then a cheeseburger is akin to adultery, or worse. As eating has become highly charged with moral judgments, sex has become notably less so, and Eberstadt, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, thinks these trends involving two primal appetites are related.

H/T Naomi.

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