Who wouldn't lose their humility if constantly surrounded by sycophants eager to invest them with unchecked power?
David Brooks kept an audience of hundreds rapt Thursday for a compelling 45 minute lecture on two competing codes of human conduct: the code of honor and valor that we associate with the Greeks, and the code of humility and love that we associate with Jesus Christ. In his estimation, we're at our best when we succeed in blending these codes, but we've largely abandoned both.
He nevertheless argued, during a brief question answer session, that today's political leaders are often . . .