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Now Is the Time to Talk About the Power of Touch - by David Brooks - NYT

In 1945, the Austrian physician René Spitz investigated an orphanage that took extra care to make sure its infants were not infected with disease. The children received first-class nutrition and medical care, but they were barely touched, to minimize their contact with germs.

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David Brooks

John Stuart Mill Showed Democracy as a Way of Life - The New York Times

This year we’ve been so besieged by Donald Trump’s shriveled nature that we sometimes forget what full and courageous human life looks like. And so today I’d like to hold up John Stuart Mill, the second in our Heroes of Democracy series.

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Put on Compassion - Put on Love

In David Brooks book The Road to Character he talks about the difference between  résumé virtues and  eulogy virtues. He points out how very different they are. 350 more words

Faith & Life

The Common Good

“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid.  No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.  634 more words

My Life As Pastor

Shields and Brooks on Trump’s ‘s***hole’ comments, ‘Fire and Fury’ fallout

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s news, including racially charged remarks reportedly made by Donald Trump… 24 more words


The Social Animal

The Social Animal by David Brooks

I first read The Social Animal about three years ago and it really opened my eyes on a big factor of how our environment influences us. 97 more words


The Truth is Hard, But Kinda Funny

Two views of William F. Buckley from the Op-Ed page of today’s New York Times, visible at exactly the same level on the same page of the print edition: 382 more words