David Brooks

David Brooks is a nationally recognized columnist for The New York Times, an analyst on PBS’ Newshour and National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, a frequent contributor on Meet the Press, and a best-selling author. His most recent novel, The Road to Character, discusses why selflessness leads to greater success and how we can all strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. His previous books include The Social Animal, On Paradise Drive, and Bobos in Paradise. Prior to working at the New York Times, Brooks worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years and wrote for The New Yorker, Forbes, and The Washington Post, among others. He currently teaches a course at Yale University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In March of 2016, David Brooks will speak at the University of Portland, and he will be awarded his doctorate of humane letters at that time.

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