David Brooks – The Road to Character [NPR Interviews]

May 5, 2015

 

One of the best surprises of this spring has been David Brooks’ new book:
 

The Road to Character
David Brooks

Hardback: Random House, 2015
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Read an excerpt from the book
 

Here are two NPR interviews that Brooks did on the book:

Shorter interview (from All Things Considered):

“There are certain words that have been passed down through the generations that we’ve sort of left behind. And some of them have quasi-religious connotations, but I don’t think they need to. Those are words like grace — the idea that we’re loved more than we deserve — redemption and sin. We now use the word sin in the context of fattening desserts, but it used to be central in the vocabulary, whether you’re religious or not; an awareness that we all sin and we all have the same sins — selfishness, self-centeredness. And I think rediscovering that word is an important task because without that you’re just too egotistical. You don’t realize how broken we all are at some level.”

 

Longer interview (from WBUR):