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Point, Counterpoint

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On April 2, 2019
Hmmm… When I started covering politics I was struck by how often politicians made physical contact with voters and journalists. It wasn’t about sex. It was about connection. Joe Biden, who emerged in that era, is one of the finest people I’ve ever covered. — David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) April 1, 2019 David Brooks left his […]

Your Moment of Zen

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On October 30, 2018

David Brooks thought this up, typed it out, edited it, and posted it on Twitter. A man who is paid ridiculous sums of money by the paper of record to share his views. A professional writer. This raise

More on David Brooks

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On January 24, 2017

Apropos punching David Brooks in the face: you could do that, or you could read Timothy Burke accomplishing the same thing with words. Or you could do both. But regardless of whether you think the key

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When David Brooks is Sad

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On May 13, 2016
I thought I would try a little experiment. Take a David Brooks column on Trump and sit on it for a couple of weeks to see how outdated it would become almost overnight. But his April 29 column is not so much outdated as it is utterly laughable since the policies he personally has dedicated […]

Concern Trolling

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On January 3, 2014

David Brooks is very concerned that adults might be smoking marijuana. Please make note of it. Also note that David Brooks claims to have smoked marijuana in the past. Judge for yourself whether you t

David Brooks wins that title with most of his articles, but his piece fretting about men in the economy is particularly bad. After a long pointless discussion of The Searchers, which I guess he means to use to fill his word count construct men as pioneers who become irrelevant, Brooks proceeds to misunderstand completely why […]

Humility

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On January 15, 2013

If you haven’t seen David Brooks’ syllabus for the class he’s teaching at Yale this semester, entitled “The Humility Course,” well, you are in for a treat. Here’s a

Surge Evaluation

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On June 28, 2008

I mostly agree with what Ezra says here, here, and here about David Brooks Surge column. I would diverge slightly in regards to his discussion of the four trends that have led to a decrease in violenc

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