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David Brooks and the five lies culture tells us

Examining each of these lies in turn in order to stimulate a discussion

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Readers who have followed several incarnations of my blogs (like this one, and this one, and this one) will have easily figured out that, politically speaking, I lean left, though with a number of qualifications and caveats. But I make a point of reading…




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