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Feeling Empathy for Others: It’s Not Enough!

Feeling Empathy for Others: It’s Not Enough!

By Shlomo  Maital


   In a recent blog, I recounted NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof’s story about his high school chum, Kevin, who died recently after sinking into poverty and despair: 575 more words

Innovation Blog

David Brooks Auditions For Graham Greene

 The Quiet American  is a marvelous book, or rather, it is one in which Greene’s utter disdain for the reckless incompetence of power gets a near perfect expression.   2,017 more words

Bad Ideas

The Strange Monochromatic Morality of David Brooks

The smug know-it-all in the wire-rimmed glasses is at it again. This time, he’s playing the part of National Security Adviser, laying out a clear plan for victory in the Middle East… 396 more words


How we view government

A column by David Brooks had a great quote on how partisans often view our government from the inside:

Right now there is bipartisan inconsistency over the effectiveness of government.

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Preventing the Next Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver, speaker of the New York State Assembly, was arrested last week on federal corruption charges, sending shock waves through New York’s political circles. 801 more words


Generation "Me"...Just how bad is it?

The generation of baby boomers, because of its narcissistic nature, has become known as the “Me Generation”.  Well, the millennial generation that has followed them has followed suit.  83 more words

Youth Ministry

Thinking Like A Lawyer

We should be grateful to New York Times columnist David Brooks  for his meditation on  Ursula Le Guin’s short story “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas.”  The story  makes us reconsider certain aspects of our society we are likely to ignore. 778 more words