Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Latest Column in Northside San Francisco: David Brooks and Tucson

My latest column for Northside San Francisco magazine is in print and online.

Common Knowledge
When the Street Is the Clinic  
By John Zipperer 
Anyone with a family member suffering from mental illness didn’t need the tragic shootings of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson last month to know that there is a problem with how this country handles the mentally ill. David Brooks, the conservative New York Times columnist and political commentator, in his January visit to The Commonwealth Club sought not only to put a damper on the charged rhetoric about the possible political origins of the shooting, but he also pointed to its more likely cause.

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