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Opinion | The Difference Between Happiness and Joy – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist May 7, 2019 240 An Arizona State University student prepared for graduation on Monday.CreditDeanna Dent/Arizona State University “On Monday I was honored to speak to the graduating students at Arizona State University. It was an intimidating … Continue reading

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Opinion | Your Average American Joe – by David Brooks – The New York Times

“Joe Biden’s father led the high life as a young man: yachts, fast cars, polo. But his fortunes ran out, thanks to a few bad business deals. Eventually, he got a job managing a used car dealership. But at the … Continue reading

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Opinion | If Stalin Had a Smartphone – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist March 11, 2019,  90  ImageA woman in Moscow taking a selfie with an image of Stalin, on the anniversary of his death.CreditCreditMladen Antonov/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images “I feel bad for Joseph Stalin. He dreamed of … Continue reading

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Opinion | Kindness Is a Skill – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist Jan. 28, 2019,  419 c CreditCreditNick Shepherd/Ikon Images, via Getty Images I went into journalism to cover politics, but now I find myself in national marriage therapy. Covering American life is like covering one of … Continue reading

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Opinion | Your Loyalties Are Your Life – Josiah Royce – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks Opinion Columnist Jan. 24, 2019,  772 c Josiah Royce In 1900, there were two great philosophers working side by side at Harvard, William James and Josiah Royce. James was from an eminent Boston family and had all … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Struggle to Stay Human Amid the Fight – By David Brooks – The New York Times

By David Brooks,  Nov. 12, 2018     446 I watched Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “Paths of Glory” last weekend, prompted by all the World War I centenary tributes. Set in the trenches near the end of the war, it’s a movie … Continue reading

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Opinion | The Fourth Great Awakening – by David Brooks – NYT

“There are certain melodies that waft through history. One is the cultural contrast between Athens and Jerusalem. This contrast has many meanings, but the most germane one for our day is the contrast between the competitive virtues and the compassionate … Continue reading

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Opinion | Personalism: The Philosophy We Need – by David Brooks – NYT

“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 actually meet people they defy categories. … Continue reading

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