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DAVID BROOKS

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

Articles by DAVID BROOKS

Commentary: The Jane Addams model Commentary: The Jane Addams model
1 day ago - - DAVID BROOKS
These days, everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today are the same problems she faced 130 years ago. [Read More]
Commentary: The crisis of Western civ Commentary: The crisis of Western civ
5 days ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Between 1935 and 1975, Will and Ariel Durant published a series of volumes that together were known as “The Story of Civilization.” [Read More]
Commentary: Cuomo's college plan gets an 'F' Commentary: Cuomo's college plan gets an 'F'
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Donald Trump sets the bar very high, but the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. [Read More]
Commentary: We live in age of wonkery Commentary: We live in age of wonkery
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
If you were a certain sort of ideas-oriented young person coming of age in the 20th century, it was very likely you would give yourself a label and join some movement. You would call yourself a Marxist, a neoconservative, a Freudian, an existentialist or a New Deal liberal. [Read More]
Commentary: Incompetence crisis looming Commentary: Incompetence crisis looming
2 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I just read that the Trump administration has filled only 22 of the 553 key positions that require Senate confirmation. This makes me worry that the administration will not have enough manpower to produce the same volume and standard of incompetence that we’ve come to expect so far. [Read More]
Commentary: Let's go for a win against opioids Commentary: Let's go for a win against opioids
3 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The health care bill failed. The odds of successful tax reform are remote, and in any case an actual proposal is months away. If we lived in a normal country our president would use the current moment to try to get a win — to try to pass something that would help people. [Read More]
Commentary: Guilt fosters a moral crisis Commentary: Guilt fosters a moral crisis
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
In 1981, philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre opened his book “After Virtue” with a passage that is now famous. Imagine if we lost the theoretical coherence of science. [Read More]
Commentary: Can elephants learn from loss? Commentary: Can elephants learn from loss?
4 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
The Republican Health Care bill failed because it was a bad bill that had almost no authentic public support. It took benefits away from tens of millions of vulnerable people to give tax breaks to the rich few. [Read More]
Commentary: The unifying American story Commentary: The unifying American story
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
One of the things we’ve lost in this country is our story. It is the narrative that unites us around a common multigenerational project, that gives an overarching sense of meaning and purpose to our history. [Read More]
Commentary: Let Bannon be Bannon Commentary: Let Bannon be Bannon
5 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
I continue to worry about Steve Bannon. I see him in the White House photos, but he never has that sprightly Prince of Darkness gleam in his eye anymore. [Read More]
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