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David Brooks: ‘We don’t think this way anymore…’

This morning, David Brooks assembled sounds into phonemes that after hours of cogitation settled into sentence structures; he called this one “Speaking as a White Male…,” with the ellipses his idea. Let me poll the best lines.

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The myth of centrism, part XC

Americans who spend too much time watching MSNBC, particularly “Morning” Joe Scarborough and “Mika” Brzezinski’s pre-dawn chattering of well-connected sparrows, will recognize the signs of the ptomaine poisoning known as mythicalcenteritis. Its guests like to mourn the collapse of a … Continue reading

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David Brooks, building a mystery

Yesterday, David Brooks assembled sounds into phonemes that after hours of cogitation settled into sentence structures, only this time these structures got attention on shows I know I shouldn’t be watching. Let’s look at a couple of those structures together. … Continue reading

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David Brooks, in search of heroes

Yesterday, David Brooks assembled sounds into phonemes that after hours of cogitation settled into sentence structures. Let’s look at them together. It turns out that John McCain’s most important service to American democracy was not rendered in a P.O.W. camp … Continue reading

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The ingénue to sex temptress arc of David Brooks’ career

Sometime this week  David Brooks assembled sounds into phonemes that after hours of cogitation settled into sentence structures. Let’s look at them together: Sometimes pop culture seems completely prepackaged and professionalized, so when somebody steps out and puts on a display … Continue reading

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David Brooks explains women

  Over the weekend David Brooks assembled sounds into phonemes that after hours of cogitation settled into sentence structures. Let’s look at them together:

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The élan, the perfect poster boys of conservatism

Do go on, Jonah Goldberg: So it sounds like Trump was rude, bullying and tacky to the former Miss Universe about her need to lose weight. That doesn’t shock me and I doubt it shocks anybody else. So could he … Continue reading

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‘It’s never too late to learn from experience’

The GOP Master of Ceremonies has written about his latest attempt at cogitation, and in some instances words form themselves into sentences. Lately I’ve been thinking about experience. A lie. David Brooks doesn’t think. Besides, how does one “think about” … Continue reading

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David Brooks, searcher and settler

With the United Kingdom crumbling and the EU reeling, it’s a comfort to know that David Brooks can bring keenness to the opacity of our political discourse. Here’s a precious thing he wrote called “At the Edge of Inside” published … Continue reading

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David Brooks: solving problems ‘from the bottom up’

David Brooks posted his latest suicide note: There are just a few essential reads if you want to understand the American social and political landscape today. Robert Putnam’s “Our Kids,” Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart” and a few other books deserve … Continue reading

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David Brooks and his gruesome moments

Still in the throes of a nervous breakdown, David Brooks returns to the NYT op-ed page to find all gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken: I was surprised by Trump’s success because I’ve slipped into a … Continue reading

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The book of David

A week after flinging himself onto Eighth Avenue, David Brooks was caught by pigeons and flown back to his cubicle. An exquisitely prepared plate of crow awaited him. This is a wonderful moment to be a conservative. Have you spoken … Continue reading

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