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Upstairs/Downstairs

In Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010, Charles Murray argues that the “elite” ought to get out more. He has no quarrel with the idea or efficacy of an elite, he simply believes that its members in contemporary America have too little experience of the rest of the world. 547 more words

Faculty

David Brooks, Edmund Burke, and Me

David Brooks:

Burke is famous for his belief in gradual change….I’m sticking to my Burkean roots. Change should be steady, constant and slow. Society has structural problems, but they have to be reformed by working with existing materials, not sweeping them away in a vain hope for instant transformation.

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The Right

Leadership as an End in Itself: A Painful Journey Self Awareness

Some of you know of my fondness for the work of David Brooks. I have written once about one of his Ted Talks. Brooks has learned from the writings of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. 637 more words

Tim Cloyd

NPR's standards editor & ombudsman minimize and/or ignore NPR ethics requirements regarding David Brooks

By Alison Weir | October 15, 2014

In recent weeks I’ve phoned and emailed the NPR ombudsman’s office several times about commentator David Brooks’ conflict of interest – Brooks’ son has been serving in the Israeli military while Brooks has been commenting on Israel without divulging that his son was in the Israeli army.

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Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism

Are You Living for Your Resume or for Your Eulogy?

I happen to have a 30-minute break in between classes last night and my language student introduced me to this TED.com website. I came across this very short talk by David Brooks that left me thinking – am I living for my resume or for my eulogy? 408 more words

Ask The Nurse

David Brooks Quote.

Brooks, D. (2011). The social animal: The hidden sources of love, character, and achievement. New York: Random House.

Bricoleur

David Brooks: Gay marriage debate is hurt by Roe v. Wade

In a Friday appearance on PBS News Hour, conservative journalist David Brooks likened the Supreme Court’s decision to stand down from fighting same-sex marriage, to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding abortion in the famous Roe v. 154 more words

Conservatism Today