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David Brooks Quote.

Brooks, D. (2000). Bobos in paradise: The new upper class and how they got there. New York: Simon & Schuster.


The Grammarians: Covers

Roll over, Edmund Burke!

Believe it or not, George Wills, Tucker Carlson, and David Brooks played together in a cover band in the early ’80′s called the Grammarians.   137 more words



For many people, the holiday season means an intense focus on college football. This year, a 12-person committee develops weekly team rankings. They will culminate in playoffs that produce head-to-head competition for the national championship in January. 868 more words

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New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. 99 more words


The wisdom of David Brooks

David Brooks begins his latest column (I won’t link to it) with the sentence, “George Eliot was an emotionally needy young woman,” and gets better with each comma. 197 more words

Say yes “to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing”

“The lesson…then, is that if you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say ‘no’ to the trivial distractions you find on the information smorgasbord; try to say ‘yes’ to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing, and let the terrifying longing crowd out everything else.” —David Brooks… 139 more words

Dennis Sparks

Bobos in Paradise by David Brooks

There is an historical conflict.

A conflict between the Bourgeois and the Bohemians.  Each group has their own set of values, ideas, and behaviors. For example,  Bohemians value freedom, independence, may not respect the rules and perhaps represent the counter-culture. 275 more words

Bobos In Paradise