David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times; Executive Director, Aspen Institute

David Brooks is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, a position he began in September 2003, and he teaches at Yale University. He is a commentator on “PBS NewsHour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Brooks is the author of Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. In April 2015, he came out with his fourth book, The Road to Character, which was a No. 1 New York Times best-seller. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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For our annual signature event in the Benedict Music Tent, the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival hosts former secretary of... See more
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The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more
Beneath the tumble of day-to-day politics — the anger and crude attacks, the polarization and zero-sum thinking — vital... See more
The Rev. Adam Hamilton, who ministers to nearly 20,000 Methodists in and around Kansas City, is determined to mollify... See more

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