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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The real Africa
24 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
25 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
27 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
28 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most of us have at one time or another felt ourselves in the grip of the explanatory drive. [Read More]
Commentary: Party all the time
29 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the last several decades, the United States has adopted a series of campaign finance reform laws. [Read More]
Commentary: The republic of fear
30 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you’re reading this, you are probably not buffeted by daily waves of physical terror. [Read More]
Commentary: Going home again Commentary: Going home again
31 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]
Commentary: Understanding the deepest self Commentary: Understanding the deepest self
32 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There is, by now, a large literature on the chemistry and biology of love and sex. [Read More]
Commentary: The Leaderless Doctrine
32 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]
Commentary: The archipelago of pain Commentary: The archipelago of pain
33 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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