David Brooks on What Makes Humans Tick

THU, MAR 17, 2011 (1:07:28)

New York Times columnist and best-selling author, David Brooks, talks about his new book, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. He explores how emotions, biases, personality, social norms, and other elements that make up our unconscious minds shape the decisions we make every day.

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David Brooks’s Op-Ed column in The New York Times started in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. He is the author of 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, both published by Simon & Schuster. Mr. Brooks graduated from the University of Chicago in 1983, and worked as a police reporter for the City News Bureau, a wire service owned jointly by the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times. He is also a frequent analyst on NPRs All Things Considered and the Diane Rehm Show. His articles have appeared in the The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, The Washington Post, The TLS, Commentary, The Public Interest and many other magazines. He is editor of the anthology Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (Vintage Books).

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