David Brooks

Exec Dir
The Aspen Institute

David Brooks is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times, a position he began in September 2003. He is also the Executive Director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute. 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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