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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: Our machine masters Commentary: Our machine masters
25 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
27 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
28 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
29 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
30 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
31 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]
Commentary: The reluctant leader Commentary: The reluctant leader
32 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Moses, famously, tried to get out of it. When God called on him to lead the Israelites, Moses threw up a flurry of reasons he was the wrong man for the job: I’m a nobody; I don’t speak well; I’m not brave. [Read More]
Commentary: The body and the spirit Commentary: The body and the spirit
33 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Like everyone, I was revolted by the beheadings of the American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. It wasn’t just that they had been killed — though that is horrendous enough — it was the monstrous way the deed was done. [Read More]
Commentary: The mental virtues Commentary: The mental virtues
34 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
We all know what makes for good character in soldiers. We’ve seen the movies about heroes who display courage, loyalty and coolness under fire. But what about somebody who sits in front of a keyboard all day? [Read More]
Commentary: The Bacall standard Commentary: The Bacall standard
36 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
“I believe the really good people would be reasonably successful in any circumstance,” the detective writer Raymond Chandler wrote in his notebook in 1949. If Shakespeare came back today, “he would have refused to die in a corner.” [Read More]
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