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Great Brooks Piece – Must Read…

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/opinion/brooks-what-our-words-tell-us.html?src=me&ref=general&_r=0

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Good news for US test scores…

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/youll-be-shocked-by-how-many-of-the-worlds-top-students-are-american/275423/

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Let’s hope so…

Monday, April 29th, 2013

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/the-coming-revolution-in-public-education/275163/

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Money Matters in early childhood education…

Monday, April 29th, 2013

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/no-rich-child-left-behind/

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A superb speech by Os Guinness

Friday, October 12th, 2012

This is a powerful talk given in NYC a few weeks ago.  A must watch.

http://socratesinthecity.com/

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What Haslam is missing

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Conservatives and their business model can’t control these inputs.  I’m not sure they even acknowledge them.  Raising standards and opening charter schools don’t get to a core problem…

Brooks again in the NYT…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/opinion/brooks-the-psych-approach.html?_r=1&ref=davidbrooks

 

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The Conservative Mind by Brooks

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Excellent.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/opinion/brooks-the-conservative-mind.html?ref=davidbrooks

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Liberal Christianity

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Ross Douthat from Sunday’s NYT…

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/opinion/sunday/douthat-can-liberal-christianity-be-saved.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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What the November election is about…

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

David Brooks is spot on…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/15/opinion/brooks-what-republicans-think.html?ref=opinion

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Human depravity in a democracy…

Friday, May 18th, 2012

A great piece by David Brooks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/opinion/the-age-of-innocence.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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An excellent bio on CSL…

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

 

http://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Secret-Place-Spiritual-Formation/dp/158743122X

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The changing Church…

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Ross Douthat in Sunday’s NYT…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/douthat-agonies-of-an-archbishop.html

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Character Matters

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/opinion/brooks-the-rediscovery-of-character.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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Love for the R.I.N.O.

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/opinion/brooks-the-possum-republicans.html?ref=opinion

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America is Europe – Great Brooks piece…

Friday, February 24th, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/24/opinion/brooks-america-is-europe.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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How to Fight the Man!

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/opinion/brooks-how-to-fight-the-man.html?_r=1&hp

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Orgo Theory and Macro Econ via the iPhone…

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

This piece from the Sunday NYT is good on so many levels…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?src=me&ref=general

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Free-Market Socialism by David Brooks

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/opinion/brooks-free-market-socialism-.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Hillenbrand wrote Seabiscuit.  This is an excellent story about B-24’s, the 1936 Olympics, the 4 minute mile, POW camps in the Pacific, forgiveness, and redeption.  An excellent, excellent read.

http://laurahillenbrandbooks.com/

 

 

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David Brooks – Where are the Liberals?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

 

Excellent analysis.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/opinion/brooks-where-are-the-liberals.html?ref=opinion

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Carry the Rock by Jay Jennings

Friday, January 6th, 2012

A great read on High School Football, Central High and 1957, Education Sociology, and the city of Little Rock.

http://webpages.leeu.edu/bestes/2012/01/06/carry-the-rock-by-jay-jennings/

 

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Too Big to Fail by Sorkin

Monday, September 19th, 2011

This is a fascinating story.  A great read if you are able to keep up with a myriad of characters and plots.

 

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David Brooks on Planning

Monday, September 19th, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/opinion/brooks-the-planning-fallacy.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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3rd column in a row…

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

David Brooks once again…  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/opinion/19brooks.html?_r=1&hp

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Republicans, listen again…

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

David Brooks on a budget deal…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/opinion/12brooks.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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Teachers and the DMV…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

From the Ed-Op page of the Tennessean – 6.29.11

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110629/OPINION03/306290055/Apply-teacher-reforms-all-who-work-state-government?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7COpinion%7Cp

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All republicans, listen…

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

David Brooks in today’s NYT…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/opinion/05brooks.html?_r=1&hp

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Rising Tide by John Barry (a timely read)

Monday, May 9th, 2011

I read this a few years ago but it is so informative based on the flooding along the Mississippi River right now.

Rising Tide by John Barry

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Longitude – a great read on horology

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

If you are as amazed at the technology in a chronograph as I am, this is a must read. The whole book is laid out in the first chapter; so if you don’t like the first chapter you can save some time…

Longitude by Dava Sobel

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Russ Douthat’s case for Hell…

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

A short retort to Rob Bell’s poor theology…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/opinion/25douthat.html?_r=1&ref=rossdouthat

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democrat or republican? (Brooks, NYT)

Friday, May 6th, 2011

A small d and r should tip you off to something bigger in this essay…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/opinion/06brooks.html?ref=opinion

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Constantinople by Roger Crowley

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

A fascinating read that will give much historical context to a truly epic struggle.

http://www.amazon.com/1453-Holy-Constantinople-Clash-Islam/dp/1401308503/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303498019&sr=8-1

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

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David Brooks – Creed or Chaos

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/opinion/22brooks.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

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Brooks on civility and moderation…

Friday, January 14th, 2011

From today’s NYT. His suggestions and insights struck home.

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In the Sanctuary of Outcasts…

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Another amazing read.  I really don’t like giving book reviews so do look for any here on my quick posts.  But I promise only to post books I have greatly enjoyed and found worth posting about…

Neil White is the author and much more can be found about him and his book here.

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Bowerman and the Men of Oregon…

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I just read this book by Kenny Moore and it was fascinating on many levels.  A good biography of a man whose life intersected with so many important cultural events.  It’s a good sports read as well as a study in character.

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Bonhoeffer Biography

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

This is one of the best books I have read in my adult life.

http://www.ericmetaxas.com/books/bonhoeffer-pastor-martyr-prophet-spy-a-righteous-gentile-vs-the-third-reich/

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The limits of behaviorism…

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

A good read from Wired Magazine…

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/06/ff_alcoholics_anonymous/all/1

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A good read – Broke, USA

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

A superb read on the business of Poverty

http://garyrivlin.com/books/broke-usa/

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David Brooks – The Moral Naturalists

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/23/opinion/23brooks.html?ref=davidbrooks

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David Brooks – The Summond Self

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/03/opinion/03brooks.html?src=me&ref=homepage

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