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David Brooks

David Brooks

@nytdavidbrooks

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Op-Ed columnist, @nytopinion. Author of The Road to Character, The Social Animal, and Bobos in Paradise.

Washington, DC
Joined on July 2012

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David Brooks
1 day ago

“Before Warren, people thought of liberals and progressives as practically synonymous. After Warren, it was clear they were different, with different agendas and different national narratives.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/opinion/elizabeth-warren.html 

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Mary Katharine Ham
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Life is gonna throw you a curveball, & the calendar is a bitch. One of the best things I ever did for myself was set up an annual event w some of my fave people on the date of the loss of my husband just to goof off. I have something to look forward to i… https://ift.tt/30cz6ft 

Life is gonna throw you a curveball, & the calendar is a bitch. One of the best things I ever did for myself was set up an annual event w some of my fave people on the date of the loss of my husband just to goof off. I have something to look forward to i https://ift.tt/30cz6ft 

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David Brooks
2 days ago

“After the 2020 election, the Republicans suffered a long, steady decline. Trump was instantly reviled by everyone — he had no loyal defenders. For the ensuing two decades the party didn’t resonate beyond its white rural base.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/opinion/elizabeth-warren.html 

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David Brooks
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Democratic areas are richer. This twins with Tom Edsall’s recent piece showing Trump doing well with small donors, Dems with big ones. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/19/economic-divide-in-the-us-is-becoming-as-stark-as-its-politics.html 

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Darius, Danny and Troye give Frank Luntz credit for changing their lives. Frank is a model of how mentoship should work. https://twitter.com/frankluntz/status/1174093701741596673 

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The Atlantic
5 days ago

"His qualities are unspectacular, but in politics they’re unusual, even rare," George Packer writes of Michael Bennet. "He listens closely, and he talks like a human being who is trying to figure out what he thinks as he speaks."http://on.theatln.tc/CedVE71 

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I remember when Dean Acheson wore that shirt. https://twitter.com/mattwilstein/status/1173751745081528320 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

Middle class schools are growing to serve more people. Elite schools are just growing more exclusive. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/opinion/markovits-meritocracy.html 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

What’s driving inequality: a highly educate caste of workaholics who raise their children to be the same. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/opinion/markovits-meritocracy.html 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

In the exclusive meritocracy, prestige is defined by how many people you can reject. The elite universities reject 85 to 95 percent of their applicants. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/opinion/markovits-meritocracy.html 

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David Brooks
1 week ago

It’s not the bankers who are mostly widening inequality. It’s the savage meritocracy. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/opinion/markovits-meritocracy.html 

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Ross Douthat
1 week ago

This is a very useful @tylercowen intervention in the industrial policy debate: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-09-11/america-already-has-an-industrial-policy-and-it-s-not-working 

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Thomas L. Friedman
1 week ago

My NYT book review: What Samantha Power Learned on the Job https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/books/review/the-education-of-an-idealist-samantha-power.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share 

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It's happening to teen girls in the UK too:

"The [suicide] rate among 10 to 24-year-old females has increased by 83% since 2012 to its highest recorded level in 2018." @ONS

https://blog.ons.gov.uk/2019/09/10/why-have-suicide-levels-risen-among-young-people-and-what-can-be-done-to-tackle-this/  @jean_twenge

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David Brooks
1 week ago

I’ve covered a lot of scary things but few as scary as the intifadas. This ⁦@MattiFriedman⁩ piece explains how they explain what has come since. Excellent. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/opinion/israel-election-netanyahu.html 

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Jay Nordlinger
2 weeks ago

Brilliant. Nerve-touching. A bull's-eye. Nice going, @nytdavidbrooks. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/opinion/internet-extremism.html 

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David Brooks
2 weeks ago

Every ideological disease of the current moment thrown into one column! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/opinion/internet-extremism.html 

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David Brooks
2 weeks ago

I yearn for order, the extremist says. Blunt simplicities. Politics provides the Manichaean binaries I can’t find anywhere else, and so I make everything political. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/opinion/internet-extremism.html 

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David Brooks
2 weeks ago

“An all-voucher system would be a shock to the educational system, but the shakeout might be just what the system needs,” Warren wrote in 2003. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/opinion/elizabeth-warren-2020.html 

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New York Times Opinion
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"The most important campaign news of the summer was Elizabeth Warren’s surge. Early in the year, her campaign was foundering. Now she is rising toward the top," writes @nytdavidbrooks. https://nyti.ms/2zHsCqd 

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