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.

Videos/Audio of David Brooks

The forces of division have been tearing America's social fabric for decades. But a new coalition of community... See more
For our annual signature event in the Benedict Music Tent, the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival hosts former secretary of... See more
America is at a critical and potentially existential moment. Tribal polarization is at an all-time high. Yet veteran... See more
What does it mean to be American, and how is that story best told and understood? New York Times columnist David Brooks... See more
How do the arts of poetry, painting, journalism, fashion, architecture, television foster social justice? See more
Ideas about living a moral life can be found in all cultures across time. In previous eras, education was meant to... See more

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