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David Brooks is the Senior Editor of the Weekly Standard.

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The Smile of Reason

by David Brooksvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 30, 2006

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RED AND BLUE ALL OVER: The Political Divide in America

with Morris P. Fiorina, David Brooks, Daron Shawvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 3, 2004

During the past decade, neither the Democrats nor the Republicans have been able to capture a majority of the vote in national elections. In fact, the country hasn't been so evenly divided since the 1870s. Some say this is evidence of a culture war and a political divide that has split the country into two Americas. Others disagree, arguing that in fact most Americans are in the moderate middle and are divided on relatively few issues. Who's right?

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The Happy Cold Warrior

by David Brooksvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Arnold Beichman at 90. A celebration by Hoover media fellow David Brooks.


with David Brooksvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 28, 2003

George Orwell was one of the great journalists and political writers of the twentieth century. His writings on the great political struggles of that century—imperialism, fascism, Stalinism—in books such as Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm, and 1984, are revered. But is Orwell relevant to the main political and cultural issues of our present day? Or should we read Orwell merely out of an appreciation for language and history?


with David Brooks, Jan Kavanvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 28, 2003

Now that the war with Iraq is over, will our strained relations with our longtime European allies and the United Nations return to "normal"? Is that even desirable? Or are we witnessing the emergence of a fundamentally new structure of international relations?


by David Brooksvia Policy Review
Tuesday, June 1, 1999

David Brooks on The Great Disruption by Francis Fukuyama Holman W. Jenkins Jr. on The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman Tod Lindberg on Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden