David Brooks - on Politics & Society, Life, and Meaning

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David Brooks - on Politics & Society, Life, and Meaning

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:24 am

He was on Charlie Rose this morning March 29, 2016 talking about Politics and Society. The best 50 minute interview I have seen in years. Lots of references to other books, authors, and thinkers...CS Lewis "Four Loves" and a more famous author I'm confusing with Orson Wells or Aldous Huxley for some reason....have to watch it again and take notes.

It will take 4-5 days to show up on his website: http://www.charlierose.com/
or you might find it here: http://www.pbs.org/show/charlie-rose-week/

A crystallization of my own thought: "we are not homo-economicus, rather we are driven by love." This applies to politics, the current Trump debacles, and what is key to our own happiness/appreciation in life.

So many books.......so little time.
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Re: David Brooks - on Politics & Society, Life, and Meaning

Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:40 pm

So, I looked up the published words David Brooks and find 3-4 books I'd like to read. Google also provided a Ted Talks link to his presentation of one of them "The Social Animal" where Brooks identifies why and how politics fails us .... as we fail ourselves: Failure to appreciate humans related to the world thru and by emotions, not intellect. IMO: not correct but a touchstone to keep in mind.........course........I haven't read the book yet either.

https://www.ted.com/talks/david_brooks_ ... n#t-235942

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