David Brooks

Poor People Don't Need Better Social Norms. They Need Better Social Policies.
What David Brooks doesn't understand about poverty
March 10, 2015

What David Brooks doesn't understand about poverty.

David Brooks Forgot to Do His Research Before Writing About Poverty and Pre-K
January 24, 2014

He says we've "made two mistakes" in helping underprivileged children. His column has more mistakes than that.

David Brooks' "Conservatism of Skeptical Reform" Is a Daydream
January 10, 2014

Good luck getting the GOP to listen to conservative wonks.

A Kind Word about Neo-Conservatism
August 02, 2013

Naturalists like to argue about taxonomy. Does the Australian bird-eating spider belong to the genus Phlogius or Selenocosmia?

David Brooks' Unconvincing Coup Defense
July 05, 2013

David Brooks's attempt to defend the coup in Egypt suffers from several large flaws, the first being his premise:The debate on Egypt has been between those who emphasize process and those who emphasize substance.

How Obama Can Truly Lead from Behind on Egypt
July 05, 2013

In January 2006, almost one year to the day after President George W.

The Supreme Court Will Regret Wading Back Into Affirmative Action
Even more confusion ahead!
June 26, 2013

The last time the Supreme Court took a crack at affirmative action was ten years ago, in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. Grutter and Gratz left a trail of confused logic and irrelevancy.

David Brooks Is Right About One Thing
Edward Snowden is a symbol of our growing distrust of government
June 11, 2013

There is a lot that David Brooks gets wrong in his much, much, much reviled New York Times column today.

David Brooks' Favorite New Theory of Language Is Wrong
May 23, 2013

Figuring out a culture's worldview from its word choices isn't as easy as it seems.