David Brooks

David Brooks became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. He is currently a commentator on “The PBS News Hour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” His most recent book, The Road to Character, published in April, became a number-one New York Times bestseller. He is also the author of The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, 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.  Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years, and his last post at the Journal was op-ed editor. Prior to that, he was posted in Brussels, covering Russia, the Middle East, South Africa and European affairs. He also served as a senior editor atThe Weekly Standard for nine years, as well as contributing editor for The Atlantic and Newsweek.