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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: In the land of mass graves Commentary: In the land of mass graves
13 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Just over two decades ago, Rwanda was swept up in a murderous wave of ethnic violence that was as bad or worse as anything happening today in Iraq and Syria. [Read More]
Commentary: The big burn Commentary: The big burn
14 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
When the United States invaded Iraq in 2003, it effectively destroyed the Iraqi government. Slowly learning from that mistake, the U.S. spent the next eight years in a costly round of state-building. [Read More]
Commentary: President Obama was right Commentary: President Obama was right
15 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Americans don’t have a common ancestry. Therefore, we have to work hard to build national solidarity. [Read More]
Commentary: Really good books, Part II Commentary: Really good books, Part II
16 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Recently, I offered some of my favorite books as possibilities for summer reading. The books of Part Two come in two baskets, which we’ll call Athens and Jerusalem. The Athens books fire external ambition; the Jerusalem books focus on the inner spirit. [Read More]
Commentary: Really good books, Part 1 Commentary: Really good books, Part 1
17 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
People are always asking me what my favorite books are. I’ve held off listing them because it seems self-indulgent. But, with summer almost here, I thought I might spend a couple columns recommending eight books that have been pivotal in my life. [Read More]
Commentary: Stairway to wisdom Commentary: Stairway to wisdom
18 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you wanted to understand a social problem in depth. Let’s say you wanted to move from a dry, statistical understanding of a problem to a rich, humane one. How would you do it? What steps would you take on your climb toward understanding? [Read More]
Commentary: The real Africa
19 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 2005, Binyavanga Wainaina published a brilliantly sarcastic essay in Granta called “How to Write About Africa,” advising people on how to sound spiritual and compassionate while writing a book about the continent. [Read More]
Commentary: Saving the system Commentary: Saving the system
20 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
All around, the fabric of peace and order is fraying. The leaders of Russia and Ukraine escalate their apocalyptic rhetoric. The Sunni-Shiite split worsens as Syria and Iraq slide into chaos. China pushes its weight around in the Pacific. [Read More]
Commentary: When the circus descends Commentary: When the circus descends
22 weeks 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]
Commentary: The moral power of curiosity Commentary: The moral power of curiosity
23 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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