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A great column getting its due

Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor

When I first read it, I realized the column not only spoke to me, but echoed a theme I've hammered on often...to the point of driving family and friends crazy in recent years. Then last night, on the Daily Beast -- I actually read an item by Matt Damon, who made special mention of the David Brooks column in the New York Times -- about how our times have changed. It reminded me that I hadn't done the same, despite having been moved by Brooks. The central point of the Brooks column may be hard to take, and it may say some unpleasant things about what...and who...we've become. It is worth a read. Forward it to a friend.

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