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David Brooks

New York Times Columnist
 David Brooks

David Brooks became a New York Times Op-Ed columnist in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer." 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,” both published by Simon & Schuster. His most recent book is “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement,” published by Random House in March 2011.

Mr. Brooks joined The Weekly Standard at its inception in September 1995, having worked at The Wall Street Journal for the previous nine years. His last post at the Journal was as op-ed editor. Prior to that, he was posted in Brussels, covering Russia, the Middle East, South Africa and European affairs. His first post at the Journal was as editor of the book review section, and he filled in for five months as the Journal's movie critic.

Mr. Brooks graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983, and worked as a police reporter for the City News Bureau, a wire service owned jointly by the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times.

He is also a frequent analyst on NPR’s "All Things Considered" and the "Diane Rehm Show." His articles have appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, the Washington Post, the TLS, Commentary, The Public Interest and many other magazines. He is editor of the anthology "Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing" (Vintage Books).


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International Speaker Series
Fri, 04/13/2012

David Brooks: Inside the American Mind

NY Times Columnist and NPR commentator David Brooks presents a talk, "Inside the American Mind," as part of the 2012 International Speaker Series, March 27, 2012 in Portland. Watch Video ››

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International Speaker Series (2012)

Inside the American Mind

David Brooks

Acclaimed New York Times columnist and NPR commentator David Brooks (a self-professed “New York conservative”) is one of our shrewdest analysts of politics and culture. A protégé of William F. Buckley, Brooks has written for the National Review, Atlantic Monthly, and Wall Street Journal, among many others. Read More ››

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