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 average American will spend a third of his or her life working. What is the secret to achieving happiness because... See more
David Brooks writes about character. Aaron Sorkin writes about characters. The opinionator and consummate storyteller... See more
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
Some people seem to lead inner lives that are richer and more substantive than the rest of us. How do they do it? This... See more

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