Arthur C. Brooks Quotes

Moral teaching should always be used as a gift and not a cudgel.... It is important that we all be able to share our moral viewpoints without hurting each other. That is what is wrong with political discourse today.

 
Context
Although a conservative think-tank, Brooks was gently chiding the Republicans who had swerved to the right and was constantly chiding the body politic using its morality as a cudgel and trying to force their morality into legislation much to the distress of the majority of voters.
Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks
  • Born: May 21, 1964
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author

Arthur C. Brooks is an American social scientist, musician, and contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Brooks is best known for his work on the junctions between culture, economics, and politics. He is the author of 11 books, including two New York Times best sellers: The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise (2012) and The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America (Broadside Books, 2015). He is a self-described independent. In March 2018, Brooks announced his intent to step down as AEI's president.