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The Crisis of Western Civ?

Even Plato, and before him ancient poets like Hesiod, complained that society was going to hell. And think about that, western civilization was just getting started! 1,257 more words

History

The Things I Couldn't Write

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

-Albus Dumbledore

Therefore we do not lose heart.  813 more words

Life

David Brooks is Wrong about the "Crisis of Western Civ"

David Brooks, one of the regular op-ed columnists at The New York Times, is very upset with university professors, especially those who teach history. According to Brooks, they are responsible for the “crisis of Western Civ.” 1,551 more words

History

V is for Values..

When someone asks you what are your values- Words like honesty, truth, integrity, courage , responsibility are quickly tossed out. But if you truly see what we seek…what seems to matters to us most is a mad pursuit of success.. 344 more words

Parenting

One-Liner Wednesday: in/competence

“Competent people go in one of a few directions. But incompetence is infinite.”
~~~ David Brooks  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/opinion/the-coming-incompetence-crisis.html
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Blogging

The Jane Addams Model and I Agree with David Brooks on This One

It happens and it has happened again. I find myself agreeing with…David Brooks!

The very short opinion piece linked here (yes, even charter school kids can get through it) is simple, smart, and reassuring. 153 more words

Anything Is Possible

David Brooks's Civilization is Crumbling

After a long while, David Brooks, Esteemed Conservative Intellectual©, has finally written a column so vacuous that I feel the need to return to dismantling the inane propositions he puts forward ( 1,040 more words

Politics