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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part I Commentary: Sidney Awards, Part I
27 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
28 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
28 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
29 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
30 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]
Commentary: Class prejudice resurgent Commentary: Class prejudice resurgent
30 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
One of the features of all the Ferguson discussion over the past few months is how tinny the comparisons to the civil-rights era have sounded. People have tried to link Ferguson to Selma and Jim Crow, but something is off. [Read More]
Commentary: The explosion of ambition Commentary: The explosion of ambition
31 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 1976, Daniel Bell published a book called “The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism.” Bell argued that capitalism undermines itself because it nurtures a population of ever more self-gratifying consumers. [Read More]
Commentary: Love and gravity Commentary: Love and gravity
32 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Most Hollywood movies are about romantic love, or at least sex. But Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” has almost no couples, so you don’t get the charged romance you have in normal movies where a man and a woman are off saving the world. [Read More]
Commentary: The agency moment Commentary: The agency moment
33 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
George Eliot was an emotionally needy young woman. Throughout her 20s, she fell for a series of inappropriate and unavailable men, craving their affection. [Read More]
Commentary: The governing party Commentary: The governing party
34 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Every party in opposition goes a little crazy. For Republicans in the early Obama era, insanity took the form of the Sarah Palin spasm. Veteran politicos took the former Alaska governor seriously as a national figure. [Read More]
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