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David Brooks | 2011

David Brooks is an accomplished journalist, author and commentator.

David Brooks

David Brooks is an accomplished journalist, author and commentator. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago and has worked for various publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Weekly Standard. He is currently a columnist for The New York Times and a regular analyst on “PBS NewsHour” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

David Brooks is known for his insightful and thought-provoking commentary on a wide range of political, social and cultural issues. He has written several books, including Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement and The Road to Character. He is also a frequent guest on television and radio programs and has been a panelist on “Meet the Press” and “Face the Nation,” among others.

At the 2011 Bigelow Forum, Brooks spoke on the topic of social capital and its role in creating healthy and thriving communities. He discussed the importance of strong relationships and social networks in fostering resilience and promoting collective well-being. He also shared insights from his research into the factors that contribute to social cohesion and trust. 

Brooks’ work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the George Polk Award for commentary and the National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a recipient of the William Allen White Foundation’s National Citation for Journalistic Merit.

David Brooks’ commentary and writing have been widely read and respected for their depth, insight and nuance. His unique perspective on American politics, culture and society, and his ability to communicate complex ideas in a clear and engaging way, have made him a valuable voice in the public discourse.

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