David Brooks is a columnist for the New York Times. He is revered as a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. He has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight, and quiet passion.
He is the author of Bobos in Paradise (a New York Times bestseller) and On Paradise Drive, books he calls “comic sociology”— descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in” that were lauded as witty and entertaining as well as revealing and insightful. David’s most recent book is titled The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, in which he considers why neuroscience and sociology are so important to thinking about politics, culture and the future of America in world society.
David Brooks has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post and many other periodicals.