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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: A question of moral radicalism Commentary: A question of moral radicalism
16 hours ago - - DAVID BROOKS
At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Barack Obama told the story of a group of Americans who were captured by the Nazis during World War II. The head of the German prison camp gave an order that the Jewish soldiers step forward. [Read More]
Commentary: What Republicans should say Commentary: What Republicans should say
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
For a few decades, American and British conservatism marched in tandem. Thatcher was philosophically akin to Reagan. John Major was akin to George Bush. [Read More]
Commentary: The anxieties of impotence Commentary: The anxieties of impotence
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 1936 George Orwell wrote a magnificent essay called “Shooting an Elephant.” Orwell had been working as a British police officer in Burma, enforcing colonial rule. An elephant had gone “must,” broken its chains, trampled some homes and killed a man. [Read More]
Commentary: When beauty strikes Commentary: When beauty strikes
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Across the street from my apartment building in Washington there’s a gigantic supermarket and a CVS. Above the supermarket there had been a large empty space with floor-to-ceiling windows. [Read More]
Commentary: The self-reliant generation Commentary: The self-reliant generation
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Last month Fox News released a poll showing Hillary Clinton leading Bernie Sanders in Iowa by 14 points. But the amazing part of the poll was the generation gap. [Read More]
Commentary: The 2015 Sidney Awards, Part 2 Commentary: The 2015 Sidney Awards, Part 2
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This second batch of Sidney Awards, given for some of the year’s best long-form essays, congregate, coincidentally, around a theme: the excessive individualism of American society, and the ways human beings try to create community for good or ill. [Read More]
Commentary: The 2015 Sidney Awards, Part 1 Commentary: The 2015 Sidney Awards, Part 1
7 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
It is time once again for the Sidney Awards, when I pick out some of the best long-form essays that you might download for your holiday reading pleasure. [Read More]
Commentary: The Ted Cruz establishment Commentary: The Ted Cruz establishment
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
There are two types of Machiavellians in politics, Selfish Machiavellians and Kind Machiavellians. The Selfish ones are the ones we usually think of — the nakedly ambitious people who are always strategizing, sometimes ruthlessly, for their own personal advantage. [Read More]
Commentary: How Islamic State makes radicals Commentary: How Islamic State makes radicals
8 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
After the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, some people’s minds flew to the materialistic element of the atrocity — the guns that were used in the killing. [Read More]
Commentary: No, Donald Trump won't win Commentary: No, Donald Trump won't win
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A little while ago I went rug shopping. Four rugs were laid out on the floor and among them was one with a pink motif that was dazzlingly beautiful. It was complex and sophisticated. If you had asked me at that moment which rug I wanted, I would have said the pink one. [Read More]
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