Imagine ants farming aphids for honeydew at Sans Souci, and you get the picture.
(Think about it) Shafer is reviewing Robert Novak’s memoir, in which Novak divulges (surprise!) that he really doesn’t mind that the world thinks him a flaming bunghole (in the Sunday NYT Book Review (link)).
Fn.: For no reason of which I can conceive, Shafer’s review is linked at a website featuring “