David Brooks

The view from Trump tower

The view from Trump tower

NEW YORK — If your social circles are like mine, you spent Tuesday (Nov 8) night swapping miserable texts. Not all, but many of my friends and family members were outraged,...

What is inspiration?

What is inspiration?

For decades, Anders Ericsson has reminded us of the value of hard work. The Florida State psychologist did the research that led to the so-called 10,000-hour rule. In his...

Living in this age of small terror

Living in this age of small terror

NEW YORK — On New Year’s Eve some friends and family members had a drink at a bar in Tel Aviv. The next day a gunman shot up the place, killing two people and wounding at least...

How to be better secularists

Over the past few years, there has been a sharp rise in the number of people who are atheist, agnostic or without religious affiliation. A fifth of all adults and a third of the...