David Brooks of the New York Times has taken a lot razzing for a column about social class signifiers and how they serve to insulate the upper middle class.
There is no doubt that prairie dogs (and many animals) are quite clever. In some ways, animals can be cleverer than men.
It’s all in the spin, isn’t it? Chirping chipmunks – sorry, prairie dogs – knock down the “the last bastion encircling human exceptionalism.”