Tuesday, October 1, 2013

David Brooks at Messiah College--October 3

He will be here on Thursday, October 3.  Here is the press release:

David Brooks

"The Importance of Humility and Civil Discourse in American Life"

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.Parmer Hall

All tickets are $25. To purchase, please contact the Messiah College Ticket Office at (717) 691-6036 or visitmessiah.edu/tickets after Aug. 1, 2013.

David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. Brooks is author of two books of what he calls “comic sociology” — descriptions of how we live and “the water we swim in” that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful: “Bobos in Paradise” and “On Paradise Drive.” “Bobos in Paradise” was a New York Times best-seller. His current book, titled “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement,” focuses on why neuroscience and sociology are so important to thinking about politics, culture and the future of America in world society. 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.