The popular New York Times opinion columnist discusses current events with humor, insight, and passion.
David Brooks is one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators. He has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs.
Brooks became an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. His column appears every Tuesday and Friday. He is currently a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
He is the author of “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.” In March 2011 he came out with his third book, “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement,” which was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller.
Mr. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds honorary degrees from Williams College, New York University, Brandeis University, and Occidental College, among others.
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