David Brooks gets U.S. history and the cultural effect of the pandemic wrong

Here is how David Brooks begins his May 21 column for the New York Times: I was an American history major in college, back in the 1980s. I’ll be honest with you. I thrilled to the way the American story was told back then. To immigrate to America was to join the luckiest and greatest nation in history. . . . To be born American was to be born to … Continue reading David Brooks gets U.S. history and the cultural effect of the pandemic wrong