How can those whose theology and spirituality are so similar hold such widely different political opinions? Swedish public theologian Joel Halldorf compares and contrasts the history of faith and politics in the United States and Sweden.
David BrooksIf Biden wins he should make it a priority to court young evangelicals, who are repulsed by their elders’ Trumpianism. It would revolutionize the social landscape.
What the happiest Springsteen album in decades can teach us about Joe Biden, the wisdom of maturity, and the meaning of life
David BrooksSuccessful older people see themselves whole, they know the story of their lives and they approach the world with an earned emotional security and gratitude.
David Brooks“Joe Biden is like one of the fathers in the neighborhood I grew up with as a kid,” Springsteen told me. “They were firemen and policemen, and there was an innate decency to most of them that he carries naturally with him. It’s very American.”
David Brooks“It’s not by strength or speed or swiftness of body that great deeds are done,” Cicero wrote, “but by wisdom, character and sober judgment. These qualities are not lacking in old age but in fact grow as time passes.”
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David BrooksThis is how college presidents should respond to violent and cruel protests.
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In the face of scientists’ increasing engagement in public discourse, we examine whether facial attractiveness affects their market value (i.e., audience willingness to pay). For a sample of scientists who participate in public speaking, we find...
David BrooksThe one plausible argument the Republicans had against Biden was that he is a Trojan Horse for the far left. After the first few months of the campaign and especially after last night, it is simply hard to believe that.
David BrooksThis has turned into the least ideological election in recent times. The campaign has largely shrunk down from grand ideological issues to two practical problems: How to get rid of Donald Trump. How to beat Covid-19.
David BrooksLast night’s debate shows how effectively Biden has moved his party toward the center. Some thought they could pull Biden leftward. It turned out to be the other way round.
AOK Arts presents its first online fundraiser, which will consist of a lively and inspiring combination of musical performance and spoken contribution. Musical performances will be presented by violinist Joshua Bell, opera singer Larisa Martinez,...
Nearly half expect to have a life better than their parents - with Black, Latino and Asian respondents reporting greater optimism
David BrooksAn important look at young adults from the @WaltonFound. More optimistic than my Atlantic piece. But if only 49 percent expect to have a better life than their parents is that really a sign of optimism?
Policies for a High Road, High Performance Economy
David BrooksThis, from @lindsey_brink and @hamandcheese, is just a fantastic vision for America’s future. If a Prez Biden did this he’d make a more just, equal America (while holding his center-left coalition together).
Levels of trust in this country—in our institutions, in our politics, and in one another—are in precipitous decline. And when social trust collapses, nations fail. Can we get it back before it’s too late?
David BrooksEvery 60 years America lives through a moral convulsion—a time of indignation, distrust and radical cultural change. This my my account of ours.
David BrooksI’ve spent my career rebutting the idea that America is in decline, but the events of these past six years, and especially of 2020, have made clear that we live in a broken nation. The cancer of distrust has spread to every vital organ.
David BrooksWhen you look back on late 20the century America, you see the whole culture rested on a core assumption: If everybody does their own thing, then everything will work out for everybody. That turned out to be false.