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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The enchantment leap Commentary: The enchantment leap
27 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The online dating site OkCupid asks its clients to rate each other’s attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 5. When men rated the women, the median score was about 3 and the ratings followed a bell curve — a few really attractive women and an equal number of women rated as unattractive. [Read More]
Commentary: Rating the Republicans Commentary: Rating the Republicans
28 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If the Republican presidential campaign were “American Idol” or “The Voice,” this would be the out-of-town auditions phase. Governors across the country are giving State of the State addresses, unveiling their visions. [Read More]
Commentary: I am not Charlie Hebdo Commentary: I am not Charlie Hebdo
29 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The journalists at Charlie Hebdo are now rightly being celebrated as martyrs on behalf of freedom of expression, but let’s face it: If they had tried to publish their satirical newspaper on any American university campus over the last two decades, it wouldn’t have lasted 30 seconds. [Read More]
Commentary: Israel's age of Bibi Commentary: Israel's age of Bibi
30 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
METULA, Israel — If I were a political novelist, I’d try to write a novel about Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel. [Read More]
Commetary: The Sidney Awards, Part 2 Commetary: The Sidney Awards, Part 2
30 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The most powerful woman in the world may also be the most effective leader in the world. We kick off the second volley of the year’s best magazine essays by giving a Sidney Award to George Packer’s “The Quiet German,” a superb profile of Angela Merkel in The New Yorker. [Read More]
Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part I Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part I
31 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Our annual celebration of the best magazine essays of the year begins with a Sidney Award for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blockbuster, “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic. “America begins in black plunder and white democracy,” Coates writes. [Read More]
Commentary: Unions and police reform Commentary: Unions and police reform
32 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Over the past decades, the case for enhancing union power has grown both stronger and weaker. [Read More]
Commentary: Warren can win Commentary: Warren can win
32 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Elizabeth Warren’s memoir begins with the story of a family in collapse. She was 12 years old when her father had a heart attack. His recovery was slow. Unable to work, the family’s finances tanked. The Studebaker was repossessed. [Read More]
Commentary: In praise of small miracles Commentary: In praise of small miracles
33 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most of us don’t save enough. But, in Kenya, people were given a lockable metal box — a simple place to put their money. After one year, the people with metal boxes increased savings by so much that they had 66 percent more money available to pay for health emergencies. [Read More]
Commentary: Why elders smile Commentary: Why elders smile
34 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few months ago, Ezekiel Emanuel had an essay in The Atlantic saying that, all things considered, he’d prefer to die around age 75. He argued that he’d rather clock out with all his powers intact than endure a sad, feeble decline. [Read More]
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