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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The next culture war Commentary: The next culture war
4 days 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
1 week 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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]
Commentary: Mothers and presidents Commentary: Mothers and presidents
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Americans are embarrassed. Over the last 35 years there have only been two elections without a Bush or Clinton on the national ticket. Next year both names could rest atop the ballot. In one poll voters saw this as a bad thing by a ratio of 8 to 1. [Read More]
Commentary: The nature of poverty Commentary: The nature of poverty
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Lately it seems as though every few months there’s another urban riot and the nation turns its attention to urban poverty. And in the midst of every storm, there are people crying out that we should finally get serious about this issue. [Read More]
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