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Posts tagged “David Brooks”

More On David Brooks’s Sandwich Shop

Deep down, mockers know he’s telling an unsettling truth about class and culture in America

Posted July 12th, 2017

When Is A Sandwich Not Just A Sandwich?

Condensed symbols, cultural elites, and Italian salami as a barrier to social mobility

Posted July 11th, 2017

The Trump Line

At which point do the president’s backers quit blaming others for his troubles?

Posted May 19th, 2017

The GOP Sellout Of Working People

Which non-wealthy Americans are actually helped by this Obamacare repeal disaster?

Posted March 24th, 2017

The Telos Crisis

A loss of national purpose and a binding mission at the heart of our sense of decline

Posted March 21st, 2017

David Brooks On The Benedict Option

He calls it ‘the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade’

Posted March 14th, 2017

Can Government Heal A Broken Society?

The limits and delusions of Trumpism — and of politics

Posted March 3rd, 2017

Asking The Fallows Question

Where would you go to see Big History right now?

Posted February 7th, 2017

Who Are We? What Are We For?

Political questions, yes, but ultimately, religious questions

Posted February 3rd, 2017

Those Stung By Wasps

Republicans and conservatives had better draw a red line against Trumpism in the sand of their consciences

Posted January 31st, 2017

Politics At the Dinner Table

An example of the antipolitical politics of the Benedict Option

Posted October 18th, 2016

After Liberalism

The Benedict Option and neoreaction

Posted October 10th, 2016

The Necessity Of Trust

Dante Alighieri, Zygmunt Bauman, and the difficulty of building a solid life in liquid modernity

Posted September 13th, 2016

The Forever Culture War

It never ends because the progressive spirit is restless and infinitely radical. Maybe we can’t win it, but we must mount a resistance

Posted May 18th, 2016

Antipolitical Politics: A Non-Religious Example

How you can be politically effective without having anything to do with the government

Posted May 17th, 2016

Conservatism After Trump

David Brooks predicts — and prescribes — a turn towards localism

Posted April 29th, 2016

Cheer Up, Conservatives

What’s good about the Trump phenomenon, by someone who hates Trump

Posted March 25th, 2016