Tag: David Brooks

David Brooks Can Solve All Our Problems

David Brooks has penned another insipid column, but this one is really poorly constructed, too. Once again, he relies on a dichotomy to try to explain a many-sided problem. So he introduces the least novel of insights, which is that…

Is David Brooks Worth Listening To?

It took me a little while to notice it, but back on October 27th, the Columbia Journalism Review published a profile of David Brooks written by Danny Funt. First, I’d like to compliment Mr. Funt on being a good craftsman.…

On David Brooks’s Whiteness

I see that David Brooks has already read Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book: “Between the World and Me.” That’s good. It might even be of lasting benefit to him. I can’t for the life of me think of anything better suited…

Some Good Writing

I’m going to quote driftglass at length here for the simple reason that I like to reward and draw attention to good writing: Eventually even very high-powered, very highly-paid and very public political con men like Mr. David Brooks of…

The Soviets Were So Reasonable

If it is David Brooks day, it must be time for a stupid, contrived, artificial dichotomy. Beyond all the talk of centrifuges and enrichment capacities, President Obama’s deal with Iran is really a giant gamble on the nature of the…