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David Brooks

David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times

David Brooks has been an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times since 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly and is currently a commentator on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Meet the Press. He is the author of Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense, and The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement, which was a No. 1 New York Times best seller. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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New York Times

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

Brooks and Collins discuss the recent RNC report and the current crop of prospective Republican presidential candidates.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A second GOP would be filled with people who recoiled at President Obama’s second Inaugural Address because of its excessive faith in centralized power, but who don’t share the absolute antigovernment story of the current GOP.

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Republican Party has a long way to go before it revives itself as a majority party.

Monday, December 3, 2012

If you listened to the Republican candidates this year, you heard a conventional set of arguments. But if you go online, you can find a vibrant and increasingly influential center-right conversation.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Conservatism has lost the balance between economic and traditional conservatism.

Monday, September 24, 2012

This is the source of Republican extremism: the conviction that the governing model is obsolete. It needs replacing.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012

Alec spoke with David Brooks on stage at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in Manhattan as part of the Public Forum series. 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Progress on guns will be possible when the culture war subsides, but not before.

Friday, October 6, 2017

It’s ironic that race was the issue that created the Republican Party and that race could very well be the issue that destroys it.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Buckley-era establishment self-confidently enforced intellectual and moral standards.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The recent fight over transgender bathrooms represents the reductio ad absurdum of the culture war.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Ronald Reagan’s G.O.P., and maybe some future G.O.P., will fix the immigration system and attract the people who will make the country innovative, dynamic and interesting for decades to come.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Marriage is in crisis because marriage, which relies on a culture of fidelity, is now asked to survive in a culture of contingency. Today, individual choice is held up as the highest value: choice of lifestyles, choice of identities, choice of cellphone rate plans.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

At their best, Americans have always believed that people should have the widest possible latitude to exercise their faith as they see fit or not exercise any faith.

Monday, November 27, 2017

By imposing stricter standards on how courts review affirmative action plans, the court did send another small signal that the era of explicitly race-based affirmative action is coming to an end.

Monday, June 24, 2013

An open letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

If we could get this issue away from the abortion professionals and their orthodoxies, we could reach a sensible solution: abortion would be legal, with parental consent for minors, during the first four or five months, and illegal except in extremely rare circumstances afterward.

Sunday, April 22, 2007