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Feminism – that’s right – might save us after all

I disagree with academic feminism a lot but it is right about the big thing. For thousands of years, social thinking has been dominated by men who saw life as a place where warriors competed for...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Kavanaugh fracas shows how ugly we’ve become

Over the past few years, hundreds of organizations and thousands of people (myself included) have mobilized to reduce political polarization, encourage civil dialogue and heal national divisions....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: Denver leads the way on Constitutional localism

Is there room for a third party? If some independent mounted a presidential bid in 2020, would that person have a chance? Those are questions we won’t be able to answer for a few years. If the...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: Localist Revolution is likely the coming wave

We’ve tried liberalism and conservatism, and now we’re trying populism. Maybe the next era of public life will be defined by a resurgence of localism. Localism is the belief that power should be...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: The murder-suicide of the West

When C.S. Lewis was a boy, his mother died. “With my mother’s death,” he wrote, “all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: The disturbing death of racial progress

Over the past few months, I’ve been trying to write a comforting column. The thesis was going to be that even though President Donald Trump is doing his best to inflame racial division, we are...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Understanding Kavanaugh’s conservative roots

In the weeks ahead, we’re going to spend a lot of time going over Brett Kavanaugh’s biography – where he’s from and what he’s written. But that is not the most important thing about him. Kavanaugh...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: Amnesty thugs rise in immigration debate

Ripping children away from their parents is the most cinematically cruel part of the Trump immigration policy, but it is not the most telling part. The most telling part is what happened to Ludvin...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: Personalism is the philosophy we need

One of the lessons of a life in journalism is that people are always way more complicated than you think. We talk in shorthand about “Trump voters” or “social justice warriors,” but when you...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: Trump trades trust, rules for world of wolves

Occasionally you can see eternity in a speck of time, and occasionally you can see the logic of an entire historic moment in one event. So it was with the Group of 7 summit in Quebec. The failure...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Using marital advice to fix our political divide

Listening to people argue about politics these days is like overhearing people in a restaurant who are in a bad marriage. They’re always trying to use disagreements to establish superiority. It’s...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

Brooks: The strange failure of the educated elite

Once upon a time, white male Protestants ruled the roost. You got into a fancy school if your father had gone to the fancy school. You got a job at a white-shoe law firm or climbed the corporate...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | COLUMN: David Brooks

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