Arnon Grunberg



On the plane from Tel Aviv to New York this column by David Brooks about the governor of New York and his fondness for a certain strumpet made me smile: “I don’t know if you’ve seen a successful politician or business tycoon get drunk and make a pass at a woman. It’s like watching a St. Bernard try to French kiss. It’s all overbearing, slobbering, desperate wanting. There’s no self-control, no dignity.” Mr. Brooks has certainly a point, but if it wasn’t for losing self-control and dignity most people would never ever have sex. This planet would be inhabited by perpetual virgins.