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The Governing Cancer of Our Time - The New York Times
As Bernard Crick wrote in his book, “In Defence of Politics,” “Politics is a way of ruling divided societies without undue violence.” "And in walks Donald Trump. People say that Trump is an unconventional candidate and that he represents a break from politics as usual. That’s not true. Trump is the culmination of the trends we have been seeing for the last 30 years: the desire for outsiders; the bashing style of rhetoric that makes conversation impossible; the decline of coherent political parties; the declining importance of policy; the tendency to fight cultural battles and identity wars through political means."
politics  us  David-Brooks  NYTimes 
february 2016 by pierredv
The Moral Bucket List - David Brooks - The New York Times
"It occurred to me that there were two sets of virtues, the résumé virtues and the eulogy virtues." - "So a few years ago I set out to discover how those deeply good people got that way."
David-Brooks  morality  opinion  NYTimes 
april 2015 by pierredv

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