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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: Ease and ardor Commentary: Ease and ardor
34 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]
Commentary: Capitalism for the masses
35 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]
Commentary: Politics and the refiner's fire Commentary: Politics and the refiner's fire
36 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 2005, Michael Ignatieff left a teaching job at Harvard to enter politics in his native Canada with hopes of becoming prime minister. [Read More]
Commentary: Other people's views
37 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you’re turning 40 and you realize you want to leave accounting and become a hip-hop artist. People will say you’re having a pathetic midlife crisis, but should you do it anyway? [Read More]
Commentary: Build the Opportunity Coalition Commentary: Build the Opportunity Coalition
38 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
President Barack Obama can spend the remainder of his term planting a few more high-tech hubs, working on reforming the patent law and doing the other modest things he mentioned in his State of the Union address. [Read More]
Commentary: It takes a generation
39 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the past decade we’ve had a rich debate on how to expand opportunity for underprivileged children. But we’ve probably made two mistakes. [Read More]
Commentary: The inequality problem Commentary: The inequality problem
40 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Suddenly the whole world is talking about income inequality. But, as this debate goes on, it is beginning to look as though the thing is being misconceived. The income inequality debate is confusing matters more than clarifying them, and it is leading us off in unhelpful directions. [Read More]
Commentary: Movement on the right Commentary: Movement on the right
41 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you just listened to Republican politicians, you’d have almost no sense that conservative thinking has changed much since Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney more than a year ago. [Read More]
Commentary: The edamame economy Commentary: The edamame economy
41 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In the age of rail, luxury hotels mimicked European palaces. When rich people arrived at their destination, they wanted to be treated like nobility. [Read More]
Commentary: Weed -- been there, done that Commentary: Weed -- been there, done that
42 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For a little while in my teenage years, my friends and I smoked marijuana. It was fun. I have some fond memories of us all being silly together. I think those moments of uninhibited frolic deepened our friendships. [Read More]
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