David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times

David 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.” His third book, “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement,” published in 2011, was No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Brooks also teaches at Yale University.

Videos/Audio of David Brooks

The average American will spend a third of his or her life working. What is the secret to achieving happiness because... See more
A successful life usually depends on making four major commitments: to a spouse or family, a faith or philosophy, a... See more
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For half a century, memories of the Holocaust limited anti-Semitism on the Continent. That period has ended — the... See more
At a time when traditional notions of college are under attack — in the shift to online instruction, in the emphasis on... See more
"I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road... See more