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DAVID BROOKS

David Brooks writes a regular column for the New York Times.

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: When the circus descends Commentary: When the circus descends
4 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We are pretty familiar with this story: A perfectly sensible if slightly boring idea is walking down the street. Suddenly, the ideological circus descends, burying the sensible idea in hysterical claims and fevered accusations. The idea’s political backers beat a craven retreat. The idea dies. [Read More]
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Commentary: The moral power of curiosity Commentary: The moral power of curiosity
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most of us have at one time or another felt ourselves in the grip of the explanatory drive. [Read More]
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Commentary: Party all the time
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the last several decades, the United States has adopted a series of campaign finance reform laws. [Read More]
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Commentary: The republic of fear
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you’re reading this, you are probably not buffeted by daily waves of physical terror. [Read More]
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Commentary: Going home again Commentary: Going home again
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The TED conference is dedicated to innovation. Most of the people who give TED talks are working on some creative project: to invent new bionic limbs for amputees, new telescopes, new fusion reactors or new protest movements to reduce the power of money in politics. [Read More]
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Commentary: Understanding the deepest self Commentary: Understanding the deepest self
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There is, by now, a large literature on the chemistry and biology of love and sex. [Read More]
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Commentary: The Leaderless Doctrine
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We’re in the middle of a remarkable shift in how Americans see the world and their own country’s role in the world. [Read More]
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Commentary: The archipelago of pain Commentary: The archipelago of pain
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We don’t flog people in our prison system, or put them in thumbscrews or stretch them on the rack. We do, however, lock prisoners away in social isolation for 23 hours a day, often for months, years or decades at a time. [Read More]
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Commentary: Ease and ardor Commentary: Ease and ardor
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Michel de Montaigne and Samuel Johnson are two of the greatest essayists who ever lived. They tackled similar problems and were fascinated by some of the same perplexities, but they represent different personality types and recommended two different ways to live. [Read More]
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Commentary: Capitalism for the masses
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
When Arthur Brooks was 24, he was playing the French horn in a chamber music concert in Dijon, France. He noticed a beautiful woman smiling at him from the front row, so, after the recital, he made a beeline for her and introduced himself. [Read More]
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