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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The character factory Commentary: The character factory
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Nearly every parent on earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government anti-poverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t. [Read More]
Commentary: Is life more baseball or soccer? Commentary: Is life more baseball or soccer?
15 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Is life more like baseball, or is it more like soccer? Baseball is a team sport, but it is basically an accumulation of individual activities. Throwing a strike, hitting a line drive or fielding a grounder is primarily an individual achievement. [Read More]
Commentary: Social science palooza Commentary: Social science palooza
16 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A day without social science is like a day without sunshine. Fortunately, every morning Kevin Lewis of National Affairs magazine gathers recent social science findings and emails them out to the masses. You can go to the National Affairs website to see and sign up for his work, but, in the meantime, [Read More]
Commentary: The spiritual recession Commentary: The spiritual recession
17 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For the past few centuries, the Western world has witnessed a contest of historic visions. [Read More]
Commentary: In the land of mass graves Commentary: In the land of mass graves
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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]
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