Welcome to the personal website of Emerson T. Brooking, home of Interesting Times, a blog about policy, technology, and life in the 21st century.

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Recent Posts:

On Architects

These men are remembered as extraordinary ideological architects. They are remembered as architects, in large part, because they are frozen in amber. They were killed before they could inhabit the things that they built.

A Dispatch from the Trail

It was black women who lifted Doug Jones to victory in the Alabama Special, but that election is nothing compared to the effort now unfolding across Georgia for Stacey Abrams, daughter of two ministers and proud Spelman graduate.

5,676 Good Words on John S. McCain

This is McCain’s closer, his last big reverb on the six-string as it were. And the frenzied standing-O it always gets from his audience is something to see. […] Who wouldn’t cheer, hearing stuff like this, especially from a guy we know chose to sit in a dark box for four years instead of violate a Code?


We are here to remember what happened and solemnly say that “They” must not do it again. But who are They?

You can also find a collection of my published works. My writing has been featured in the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Popular Science.

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