Tag Archives: David Brooks

How Does One Become Morally Obtuse?

July 22, 2017 I have a letter in today’s (?) New York Times.  It’s in the on-line version, the post is dated yesterday, and perhaps it will be in tomorrow’s print edition (The Sunday Review section). The letter is in … Continue reading

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The Origins of Polarization

I have a letter in today’s New York Times objecting to a David Brooks account of how we came to have polarized politics — if that’s the proper way to look at it. To the Editor: Re “Bonhoeffer, Benedict or … Continue reading

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Worries and Dissents 17.2.3

From time to time I want to link to intelligent worries I come across, and also to interesting dissents from the way I see things. While the Trump administration continues careening through its first weeks, David Brooks focuses on the … Continue reading

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What Is the Purpose of a College Education?

March 3, 2015 An arresting sentence in David Brooks’s column this in the NYT this morning on Leaving and Cleaving: …to be around college students these days is to observe how many parents have failed to successfully start their their … Continue reading

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