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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The GOP rejects conservatism Commentary: The GOP rejects conservatism
1 day ago - - DAVID BROOKS
ASPEN, Colo. — There is a structural flaw in modern capitalism. Tremendous income gains are going to those in the top 20 percent, but prospects are diminishing for those in the middle and working classes. [Read More]
Commentary: Mis-educating the young in America Commentary: Mis-educating the young in America
3 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
A few months ago I had lunch with a former student named Lucy Fleming, one of the best writers I’ve taught. I asked her what she had learned in her first year out of college. She said she had been forced to think differently. [Read More]
Commentary: Why fathers leave their kids Commentary: Why fathers leave their kids
1 week ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all. [Read More]
Commentary: Is radicalism possible today? Commentary: Is radicalism possible today?
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Are you feeling radical? Do you think that the status quo is fundamentally broken and we have to start thinking about radical change? If so, I’d like to go back a century so that we might learn how radicalism is done. [Read More]
Commentary: It's the culture, not the crime Commentary: It's the culture, not the crime
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The first important part of James Comey’s testimony was that he cast some doubt on reports that there was widespread communication between the Russians and the Trump campaign. [Read More]
Commentary: The axis of selfishness Commentary: The axis of selfishness
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
This week, two of Donald Trump’s top advisers, H.R. McMaster and Gary Cohn, wrote the following passage in The Wall Street Journal: “The president embarked on his first foreign trip with a cleareyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community.'" [Read More]
Commentary: The four American narratives Commentary: The four American narratives
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
America has always been a divided, sprawling country, but for most of its history it was held together by a unifying national story. As I noted a couple of months ago, it was an Exodus story. [Read More]
Commentary: The alienated mind Commentary: The alienated mind
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The campaign of 2016 was an education in the deep problems facing the country. [Read More]
Commentary: The administration's talent vacuum Commentary: The administration's talent vacuum
6 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
After an eruption, volcanoes sometimes collapse at the center. The magma chamber empties out and the volcano falls in on itself, leaving a caldera and a fractured ring of stone around the void, covered by deadening ash. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump and the pond-skater presidency Commentary: Trump and the pond-skater presidency
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
You’ve got to give him credit — Donald Trump is a lot more adaptable than many of his critics. [Read More]
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