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The Road To Character: The Summoned Self, Chapter 2, Francis Perkins

Critiquing the “True Self” Within Brooks in the first chapter already began to critique the common contemporary notion of “the true self” within. As Ellen DeGeneres put it in a 2009 commencement address, “My advice to you is to be … Continue reading

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Chapter 1: The Shift in “The Road to Character”

Brooks the Conservative While Brooks’ conservative credentials are often in question chapter 1 begins by him working a dualism between the World War II generation and our present generation. The World War II generation was “Little Me” compared to today’s … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Road to Character

In the Garden of the Pastors I haven’t done book notes on my blog for a while. This might be a good book to take some notes on. The ideas that David Brooks has been working on has caught the … Continue reading

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