Poor David Brooks, still out of touch with the reality that is America. You see, he thinks that with the election of Donald Trump, and the mere existence of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, this will happen: The most important caucus formation will be in the ideological center. Show More Summary
It’s funny because it’s true. If Obama offered a deal to raise taxes through tax reform while reducing entitlements, Brooks would write a sad column about how nobody was willing to raise taxes through tax reform while reducing entitlements. If Obama favored education reform, an infrastructure bank, and more high-skill immigration, Brooks would write a […]
In the wake of the presidential election, it was always going to fall to either David Brooks or Thomas Friedman to fill The New York Times op-ed pages with what they see as the most badly needed commodity in America: sophistry about centrism. Show More Summary
The moderate Establishment retreats to a new fantasy in the Trump years.
David Brooks is angry about the non-interventionists who have taken over the Republican Party. These populists "hate journalists," he says. He ought to reflect on his support for the Iraq war, which paved the way for the political revolution on the right.
On their Friday Week in Politics segment on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered newscast, they discussed just how “ultraconservative” the early Trump cabinet picks are. No one eight years ago discussed how “ultraliberal” Barack Obama’s administration would get. Show More Summary
Date: 1963 Location: unknown (above), Fort Brooke (below), San Juan, Puerto Rico Source: David Conwill What do you see here?
David Brooks returned yesterday to his prediction of a coming political divide between the forces of “open” versus “closed.” I previously used this space to criticize that view, which I think less an objective heuristic than a framing device designed to shame anyone who disagrees with him. Show More Summary
David Brooks is a flaming Liberal who has been paid by the New York Times to masquerade as a conservative columnist for years. But, he’s as conservative as Bill de
David Brooks: “I suspect the coming political movements will be identified on two axes: open and closed and individual and social.” “Those who believe in open believe in open trade, relatively open immigration, an active foreign policy and racial integration. [...]
DAVID BROOKS: “Sociologically, this campaign has been an education in how societies come apart.” “Any decent society rests on codes of etiquette and a shared moral ecology to make cooperation possible, to prevent economic and political life from descending into a savage war of all against all. But this year Donald Trump has decimated the […]
TO ALL THE ANGRY, EMBITTERED, AND BEWILDERED DEMOCRATS LASHING OUT TODAY, let me recommend Dana Loesch’s book, Flyover Nation: You Can’t Run a Country You’ve Never Been To. Also: How David Brooks Created Donald Trump.
David Brooks: “Personally I’ve always disdained talk of a third party, mostly because the structural barriers against such parties are so high, no matter how scintillatingly attractive they seem in theory. But it’s becoming clear that the need for a [...]
HOW YOU KNOW HILLARY IS POLLING BADLY: David Brooks: Read Buber, Not The Polls!
The founder of the military armor maker DHB Industries was serving 17 years for insider trading and fraudulently enriching himself.
The Op-Ed pages of The New York Times are piss-poor to be sure, but Ross Douthat and David Brooks are sometimes worth reading. But the following from Brooks (28 October) is singularly boneheaded although the opening sentence is exactly right:...
FROM DAVID BROOKS, WHO IS NEITHER CONSERVATIVE NOR INTELLECTUAL: The Conservative Intellectual Crisis. Flashback: How David Brooks Created Donald Trump.
In a column entitled "Trump's Sad, Lonely Life," (NYT, 10/11/16) David Brooks writes the following, "Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Show More Summary
In his book The Social Animal, cultural commentator David Brooks argues that our subconscious minds, influenced by countless nonverbal cues, determine how we behave. Salespeople and other influencers already know this. For years, they’ve been successful because they communicate well with nonverbals. Show More Summary
David Brooks has a theory as to why Donald Trump is doing poorly in the general election: the Republican nominee doesn’t know how to listen. As Brooks explained in his New York Times column on Tuesday, “Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life,” politicians have to be gregarious but Trump is a raging narcissist who can’t relate to others. Show More Summary