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Abramson considers post-9/11 secrecy complex detrimental to free press

Abramson considers post-9/11 secrecy complex detrimental to free press

“We believe in democracy; we believe in freedom; we believe in peace,” said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at the end of his 1936 “I Hate War” address at Chautauqua. FDR was campaigning for re-election at the time, and conveyed in the speech his attitude toward the brewing international conflicts that would come to a head in World War II.

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.

Baker to discuss previous 3 presidents

Baker to discuss previous 3 presidents

On Saturday at the 3 p.m. Contemporary Issues Forum in the Hall of Philosophy, author and New York Times reporter Peter Baker will let the audience look through a political kaleidoscope and show them a new pattern.

His discussion “Clinton, Bush and Obama: Where Do We Go From Here?” may unsettle hyper-partisans as he offers the opportunity to consider the similarities and differences of those three presidents as they navigate a new era.

“These men are the first of the post World War II and post-Cold War generation. I will talk about them as human beings, flawed and admirable,” Baker said.