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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The explosion of ambition Commentary: The explosion of ambition
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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]
Commentary: Our machine masters Commentary: Our machine masters
29 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Some days I think nobody knows me as well as Pandora. I create a new music channel around some band or song and Pandora feeds me a series of songs I like just as well. In fact, it often feeds me songs I’d already downloaded onto my phone from iTunes. [Read More]
Commentary: The case for low idealism Commentary: The case for low idealism
31 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Let’s say you came of political age during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Maybe you were swept up in the idealism. But now you’ve seen an election driven by hope give way to an election driven by fear. [Read More]
Commentary: Political financing less important now Commentary: Political financing less important now
32 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I happened to be in the U.S. Capitol when the Citizens United decision came down four years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: The problem with pragmatism Commentary: The problem with pragmatism
33 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
During the 20th century, political thinkers were defined less by their attachment to political parties and more by their attachment to magazines. [Read More]
Commentary: The good order Commentary: The good order
34 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
When she was writing, Maya Angelou would get up every morning at 5:30 and have coffee at 6. [Read More]
Commentary: Startling adult friendships Commentary: Startling adult friendships
35 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Somebody recently asked me what I would do if I had $500 million to give away. My first thought was that I’d become a moderate version of the Koch brothers. [Read More]
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