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Brooks: Development of internal morals is crucial for today’s youth

Brooks: Development of internal morals is crucial for today’s youth

When David Brooks asked his students at Yale University about the last time they had read a book that changed their lives, they stared at him in complete silence.
“You’ve got to understand that we don’t really read that way,” Brooks’ students told him. “We read to get through the class, but the deep, penetrative reading, we just don’t have time for.”

Brooks to reflect on moral culture, shifting priorities

Brooks to reflect on moral culture, shifting priorities

In the age of the digital shelf life, some writers may find themselves paralyzed by the fact that their work will live on long after they are gone. With enough time, opinions formed in a moment of revelation will either be vindicated by history or nullified by it.

In nine years as a columnist for The New York Times, David Brooks — who will lecture at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater — admits that he has been wrong more than once.

Lectures turn to ethics, economics in Week Four 2013

Lectures turn to ethics, economics in Week Four 2013

The best teachers make students find answers on their own.

In Week Four of 2013, Michael Sandel will turn Chautauqua’s Amphitheater into a classroom, employing the Socratic method on a crowd of thousands and sending microphones into the audience for direct questions and discussion.

“He is the only person that we will let do that,” said Sherra Babcock, director of the Department of Education, in regard to Sandel’s interactive approach.