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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: Building attention span Commentary: Building attention span
12 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you’re like most of us, you’re wondering what the Internet is doing to your attention span. [Read More]
Commentary: The courage of small things Commentary: The courage of small things
13 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I thought I knew the basic life story of my friend Clemantine Wamariya. She was born in Rwanda 27 years ago. When she was 6 — though she didn’t understand it — the genocide began and her world started shrinking. [Read More]
Commentary: The next culture war Commentary: The next culture war
14 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Christianity is in decline in the United States. The share of Americans who describe themselves as Christians and attend church is dropping. Evangelical voters make up a smaller share of the electorate. [Read More]
Commentary: The Robert E. Lee problem Commentary: The Robert E. Lee problem
14 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The debate about the Charleston, S.C., Bible study shooting has morphed into a debate about the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the Confederacy. This is not a trivial sideshow. [Read More]
Commentary: Hearts broken open Commentary: Hearts broken open
15 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In a recent column, I asked readers if they had discovered a purpose in life and, if so, how they had discovered it. A few thousand wrote essays. I was struck by how elemental life is. [Read More]
Commentary: When adulthood happens Commentary: When adulthood happens
16 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every society has its rites of passage, marking the transition from youth to adulthood. Most of these rites of passage are ritualized and structured, with adult supervision and celebration. [Read More]
Commentary: The separation strategy on Iraq Commentary: The separation strategy on Iraq
17 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 2006, Joe Biden, Les Gelb and many others proposed plans to decentralize power in Iraq. Biden, then a U.S. senator from Delaware, Gelb and others recognized that Iraqi society was fracturing into sectarian blocs. [Read More]
Commentary: A small, happy life Commentary: A small, happy life
18 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few weeks ago, I asked readers to send in essays describing their purpose in life and how they found it. A few thousand submitted contributions, and many essays are online. [Read More]
Commentary: Learning from mistakes Commentary: Learning from mistakes
19 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you could go back to 1889 and strangle Adolf Hitler in his crib, would you do it? At one level, the answer is obvious. Of course, you should. [Read More]
Commentary: The center-right moment Commentary: The center-right moment
20 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The most surprising event of this political era is what hasn’t happened. The world has not turned left. [Read More]
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