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Bill Gates on the Road to Character

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The Road to Character, Chapter 10, The Big Me, and Summary

Handing This In Late I finished reading this book right before a week of vacation, wrote half of what I wanted to write on chapter 10, but then didn’t pick up this task again until now. I’ve listened to chapter … Continue reading

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David Brooks Nails the Implicit Contemporary Source of Identity and Moral Authority

In progressive American culture If you were born at any time over the last sixty years, you were probably born into what the philosopher Charles Taylor has called “the culture of authenticity.” This mindset is based on the romantic idea … Continue reading

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Samuel Johnson and Montaigne in The Road to Character by David Brooks

Samuel Johnson and Michel de Montaigne David Brook’s The Road to Character is a biographical box of chocolates and this chapter, like many of the others has a treat composed of two kinds of sweets. He begins the chapter with Samuel Johnson with … Continue reading

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David Brooks’ treatment of Augustine in The Road to Character

Augustine Of all the figures in Brooks’ biographical box of chocolates Augustine I knew the best. Brooks’ treatment of Augustine as a ladder climbing youth fighting inner turmoil seems postured almost like a Tim Keller sermon for modern New Yorkers. … Continue reading

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George Eliot in The Road to Character

George Eliot When I first started audiobooks I decided I wanted to read more novels. A number of people had talked about Middlemarch so I thought I’d give it a try. I made it about half way through but I was … Continue reading

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Dignity, the Road to Character Chapter 6

  Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph Of all the chapters in this book so far this is probably the most intriguing and possibly muddled. While Dr. ML King Jr. gets his how holiday, these are two important civil rights leaders … Continue reading

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