David Brooks, the conservative columnist for The New York Times and a weekly political commentator for The PBS NewsHour, has authored several books, including The Road to Character (2015), which made a number of bestseller lists. His latest book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life was published in April 2019.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/arts-essays/2019/book-review-second-mountain-quest-moral-life
Thanks, Scott, for this enlightening summary. Who would have thought that a book review could be so inspiring and broadening? (Well, perhaps a relationist would . . .)
Though I differ from David Brooks in our political bent I find his mountain metaphor, and particularly the loving pragmatism of “relationism,” attractive and substantive. It’s possible a middle path such as this might be optimal as the Adventist Church pushes through the jungle/swamp/desert.
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