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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The power of altruism Commentary: The power of altruism
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Western society is built on the assumption that people are fundamentally selfish. Machiavelli and Hobbes gave us influential philosophies built on human selfishness. Sigmund Freud gave us a psychology of selfishness. [Read More]
Commentary: Coming political realignment Commentary: Coming political realignment
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Donald Trump has done something politically smart and substantively revolutionary. He is a Republican presidential candidate running against free trade and, effectively, free markets. [Read More]
Commentary: At the edge of inside Commentary: At the edge of inside
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In any organization there are some people who serve at the core. These insiders are in the rooms when the decisions are made. Hillary Clinton, for example, is now at the core of the Democratic Party. [Read More]
Commentary: Religion's wicked neighbor Commentary: Religion's wicked neighbor
10 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Barack Obama is clearly wrong when he refuses to use the word “Islam” in reference to Islamist terrorism. The people who commit these acts are inflamed by a version of an Islamist ideology. [Read More]
Commentary: The unity illusion Commentary: The unity illusion
11 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Paul Ryan says it’s time for Republicans to unite with the presumptive nominee, Donald Trump. [Read More]
Commentary: Where America is working Commentary: Where America is working
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
As individuals, we all try to build on our strengths and work on our weaknesses, and it’s probably a good idea to balance these two activities. But as a country we are completely messing this up. [Read More]
Commentary: Inside student radicalism Commentary: Inside student radicalism
13 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Today’s elite college students face a unique set of pressures. On the professional side life is competitive, pressured, time-consuming, capitalistic and stressful. On the political side many elite universities are home to an ethos of middle-aged leftism. [Read More]
Commentary: The fragmented society Commentary: The fragmented society
14 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There are just a few essential reads if you want to understand the American social and political landscape today. [Read More]
Commentary: Putting grit in its place Commentary: Putting grit in its place
15 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We all know why it exists, but the grade-point average is one of the more destructive elements in American education. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton's imagination problem Commentary: Clinton's imagination problem
16 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In March Hillary Clinton told a CNN interviewer, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” That was a true but dumb thing to say in advance of the West Virginia primary. So this week Clinton went on an apology and listening tour through Appalachia. [Read More]
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