13 February 2015

show notes: C-SPAN "Q&A" with David Brooks

Brian Lamb's interview with David Brooks was full of interesting references to websites, books, magazine articles -- many great thinkers over the last century. Here is a handy list of links to the people and sources he mentioned in "Q&A".


Sidney Hook’s autobiography: Out of Step: An Unquiet Life in the 20th Century

Sidney Hook and William F. Buckley Jr. on Firing Line
(video, 5 minutes) http://youtu.be/8tQaUDyBTgk



E Digby Baltzell, The Protestant Establishment: Aristocracy and Caste in America http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300038187

Arthur Schlesinger:
Congress and the Presidency: Their Role in Modern Times http://www.amazon.com/Congress-Presidency-Their-Modern-Times/dp/084472002X

The crisis of confidence: Ideas, power, and violence in America

Daniel Bell:

The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting


David Brooks’ favourite sources:


Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Case for Reparations

Diana Shaub’s essay on the Gettysburg address http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/lincoln-at-gettysburg


Hana Rosin, The End of Men: and the Rise of Women http://hannarosin.com/

Isaiah Berlin http://berlin.wolf.ox.ac.uk/ and his work The Hedgehog and the Fox: An Essay on Tolstoy's View of History http://www.amazon.com/The-Hedgehog-Fox-Tolstoys-History/dp/1566630193

Christian Wiman My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer

George Orwell’s essays http://orwell.ru/library/essays/index_en