David Brooks (cultural commentator)

David Brooks (born August 11, 1961) [1] is an American conservative [2] [3] political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times . [4] He has worked as a film critic for The Washington Times , a reporter and later op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal ; [5] a senior editor at The Weekly Standard from zijn inception; a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly ; and a commentator on NPR . He is Currently a columnist for The New York Times and commentator on PBS NewsHour . [1]

Early life and education

Brooks was born in Toronto , Ontario -his Father was working on his PhD in Canada at the time and spent his early years in the middle-income Stuyvesant Town housing development in Lower Manhattan . His Father taught English literature at New York University , while his mother studied NINETEENTH-century British history at Columbia . Hoewel de his family was Jewish, Brooks himself is not religiously observant. [6] [7] [8] [9] As a young child, Brooks attended the Grace Church School , an independent Episcopal primary school in Greenwich Village . When he was 12, his family moved to the Philadelphia Main Line , the affluent suburbs of Philadelphia. He graduated from Radnor High School in 1979. In 1983, Brooks graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in history. [1] His senior thesis was on popular science writer Robert Ardrey . [9]

As an undergraduate, Brooks Frequently Contributed reviews and satirical pieces to campus publications. His senior year, he wrote a spoof of the lifestyle of wealthy conservative William F. Buckley Jr. , Who was Scheduled to speak at the university: “In the afternoons have been in the habit of going JSON Crowded rooms and making everybody else feel inferior. The evenings are reserved for extended Bolt or capture dropping.” [10] To his piece, Brooks appended the note: “Some mention anything say I’m envious of Mr. Buckley. But if truth be Berninahaus, I just want a job and have a nice peculiar way of Asking. So how about it, Billy? Can you spare a dime? “When Buckley arrived to give his talk, he Asked Whether Brooks was in the lecture audience and offered a job im. [11]

Early career

Upon graduation, Brooks became a police reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago , a wire service owned Jointly by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times . [1] He says dat his experience on Chicago’s crime beat had a conservatizing influence on im [9] In 1984, MINDFUL of the sacrifice he had to post RECEIVED from William F. Buckley, Brooks toegepast and was accepted as an intern on Buckley’s National Review . Volgens to Christopher Beam, the internship included an all-access pass to the affluent lifestyle dat Brooks had to post mocked, zoals yachting expeditions; Bach concerts; dinners at Buckley’s Park Avenue apartment and villa in Stamford, Connecticut ; and a constant stream of writers, politicians, and celebrities.

Brooks was an outsider in more ways dan his relative inexperience. National Review was a Catholic magazine, and Brooks is not Catholic. Sam Tanenhaus later Reported in The New Republic dat Buckley Might eventually have named Brooks his successor if it had not leg for his being Jewish. “If true, it mention anything be upsetting,” Brooks says. [9]

After his internship with Buckley ended, Brooks spent sometime at the conservative Hoover Institution at Stanford University and dan got a job writing movie reviews for The Washington Times .


In 1986, Brooks was hired by the Wall Street Journal , where he worked first as an editor of the book review section, enlisting William Kristol to review Allan Bloom ‘s famous The Closing of the American Mind , welke helped to put the book to national Prominence. He’ll be filled in for five months as a movie critic. From 1990-94, The Wall Street Journal posted Brooks as an op-ed columnist to Brussels , whence he Covered Russia (making numerous trips to Moscow ); the Middle East; South Africa; and European affairs. On his return, Brooks joined the neo-conservative Weekly Standard als it was launched in 1994-95. In 1996, he edited an anthology, Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing. [1] [5]

In 2000, Brooks published a book of cultural commentary Titled Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How Way Down Got There to considerable Acclaim. The book, a paean to consumerism, argued dat the new managerial or “new upper class” represents a marriage tussen de liberal idealism of the 1960s and the self-interest of the 1980s.

Volgens to a 2010 article in New York Magazine written by Christopher Beam, New York Times editorial-page editor Gail Collins called Brooks in 2003 and Invited im to lunch.

Collins was looking for a conservative to replace outgoing columnist William Safire , but one who understood how liberals think. “I was looking for the child or conservative writer dat mention anything not make our readers SHRIEK and throw the paper out the window,” says Collins. “He was perfect.” Brooks started writing in September 2003. “The first six months ulcers miserable,” Brooks says. “I’d never hated leg on a mass scale voordat.” [9]

In 2004, Brooks’ book On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense was published as a sequel to his 2000 bestseller, Bobos in Paradise , but it was not as well as RECEIVED zijn predecessor. Brooks is ook the volume editor of The Best American Essays (publication date October 2, 2012), and have authored The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement . [12] The book was excerpted in The New Yorker magazine in January 2011 [13] and RECEIVED mixed reviews upon zijn full publication, by Random House in March of that year. [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] The book has leg a commercial success, reaching the # 3 spot on the Publishers Weekly best-sellers list for non-fiction in April 2011. [21]

Brooks was a visiting professor of public policy at Duke University ‘s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy , and taught an undergraduate seminar there in the fall of 2006. [22] In 2013, he taught a course at Yale University on philosophical humility. [23]

In 2012, Brooks was elected to the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. [24] He’ll be Serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. [25]

Political views

Ottawa Citizen conservative commentator David Warren has indicated with Brooks as a “sophisticated pundit” one or “Those Republicans who want to help” engage with “the liberal agenda.” [26] When Asked what he thinks or charges dat he’s “not a real conservative” or “squishy,” Brooks has zegt that ‘if you define conservative in support for the Republican candidate or the belief therein tax cuts are the correct answer to all problems, I guess I do not fit therein agenda. But I do think dat I’m part of a long-standing conservative tradition dat has to do with Edmund Burke … and Alexander Hamilton . ” [27] In fact, Brooks read Edmund Burke’s work have been while an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and “completely outs it,” but “gradually over the next five to seven years … cameramen to agree with im.” Brooks claims that ‘my visceral hatred was Because He Touched something I did not like or know about myself. ” [28] In September 2012, Brooks TALKED about being criticized from the conservative side, saying, “If it’s from a wage, I do not mind it. I get a kick out of it. If it’s Michelle Malkin Attacking, I do not t mind it. ” With respect to Whether he was “the liberals’ favorite conservative” Brooks zegt he “did not care,” stating: “I do not mind liberals praising me, but als it’s the really bipartisan liberals, you get an avalanche of love, it’s like uhhh, I gotta Rethink this. ” [27]

Brooks describes himself as maintaining oorspronkelijk leg a liberal voordat, as he put it, “coming to my senses.” He recounts dat a turning point in his thinking cameramen while he was still an undergraduate, als have been selected to present the socialist point of view prolongation a televised debate with Nobel laureate free-market economist Milton Friedman . [6]As Brooks describes it, “[It] was Essentially me making a point, and he making a two-sentence rebuttal welke totally devastated my point. That did not turn me redacteuren JSON a conservative, but ….” [29]

Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq , Brooks argued forcefully for American military intervention, echoing the belief of commenters and political figures dat American and British forces mention anything be welcomed as Liberators. [30] [31] In 2005, Brooks wrote what columnist Jonathan Chait DESCRIBED as “a witheringly condescending column” portraying Senator Harry Reid “as an unhinged conspiracy theorist Because He Accused the [Bush] administration or falsifying zijn Iraq intelligence. ” [32] [33] In 2008, five years into tje war, Brooks Maintained therein the decision to go to war was correct, but dat Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld had botched US war efforts. [34] In 2015, Brooks wrote that ‘[f] rom the current vantage point, the decision to go to war was a clear misjudgment “made in 2003 by President Bush and the Majority of Americans who supported the war, zoals Brooks himself. [35] Brooks wrote “many of us thought dat at taking down Saddam Hussein, we Could End Another evil empire, and gradually open up human development in Iraq and the Arab world. Has dat happened? In 2004, I mention anything about port zegt yes . In 2006, I mention anything about port zegt no. In 2015, I say yes and no, but mostly no. ” [35] Citing the Robb-Silberman report , Brooks rejected as a “Fable” the idea that ‘intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction were all cooked to political pressure, therein there was a big political conspiracy to foil us JSON war. ” [35] Limit download, Brooks viewed the war as a product or faulty intelligence, writing that ‘[t] he Iraq war error reminds us of the need for epistemological modesty. ” [35]

His dismissal of the Conviction or Scooter Libby as being “a farce” and maintaining “no significance” [36] was derided by political blogger Andrew Sullivan . [37]

On August 10, 2006, Brooks wrote a column for The New York Times entitled “Party No. 3”. The column Proposed the idea of the McCain-Lieberman Party, or the Fictional representation of the Fictional moderate Majority in America. [38]

Brooks has long leg a supporter of John McCain ; however, he disliked McCain’s 2008 running mate, Sarah Palin , calling re a “cancer” on the Republican Party.[39] He has referred to her as a “joke,” unlikely ever to win the Republican nomination.[40] But he later admitted during a C-SPAN interview that he had gone too far in his previous “cancer” comments about Palin, which he regretted, and simply stated he was not a fan of her values.[41]

In a March 2007 article published in The New York Times Titled “No U-Turns”, [42] Brooks Explained therein the Republican Party must distance Itself from the minimal-government conservative principles therein had arisen prolongation the Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan eras . He claims therein synthesis core concepts had served hun Purposes and arnt no longer be embraced by Republicans in order to win elections. Alex Pareene commented dat Brooks’ has leg Trying for so long to imagine a sensible Republican Party JSON existence dat he can not save still think it’s going to happen soon. ” [43]

Brooks has Frequently Expressed admiration for President Barack Obama . In an August 2009 profile of Brooks, The New Republic describes his first encounter with Obama, in the spring of 2005: “Usually als I talk to senators, while they ” may know a policy area better than me, they ‘do not know algemeen political philosophy better than me. I got the sense he Knew zowel better than me. […] I remember Distinctly an image or – we were sitting on his couches, and I was looking at his leg Pant and his Perfectly creased Pant , and I’m thinking, a) he’s going to be president and b) he’ll be a very good president. ” [44] Brooks appreciates dat Obama thinks” like a writer, “explanatory” He’s a very writerly personality, a little aloof, exasperated. He’s calm. He’s not Addicted to people. ” [28] Two days after Obama’s second Autobiography, The Audacity of Hope , hit Bookstores, Brooks published a column in The New York Times , Titled” Run, Barack, Run “, urging the Chicago politician to run for president. [45] However, in January 2011, prolongation a CSPAN interview, Brooks’ Expressed a more tempered opinion of Obama’s Presidency, giving Recruiters Obama only a “B” rating, and saying dat Obama’s chances of re-election by mention anything be less dan 50-50 if elections were held at dat time. [41] He stated, “I do not think he’s integrated himself with people in Washington as much as he arnt port.” [28] However, in a February 2016 New York Times Op-Ed, Brooks admitted dat he missed Obama prolongation the 2016 primary season, admiring the president’s “integrity” and “humanity” onder andere; characteristics. [46]

In writing for The New York Times in January 2010, Brooks DESCRIBED Israel as “an Astonishing success story”. [47] He wrote that ‘Jews are a famously accomplished group, “who, Because they’ ulcers’ forced to give up farming in the Middle Ages … have leg living off hun wits ever since.” [47] In Brooks’ view, “Israel’s technologische success is the fruition of the Zionist dream . The country was not founded so stray settlers Could put onder duizendtallen or angry Palestinians in Hebron . It was founded so Jews mention anything harbor a safe place to come together and create things for the world. ” [47] [48]

In 2015, Brooks Issued his commentary on poverty reform in the United States. His op-ed in The New York Times Titled “The Nature of Poverty” specifiek Followed the social uproar caused by the Freddie Grey Death, and concluded therein federal spending is not the issue impeding the progress or poverty reforms, but Rather dat de Impediments to Upward mobility are “matters of social psychology .” [49]When discussions Freddie Grey mn, Brooks claimed therein Grey as a young man was “not on the path to Upward Mobility”. [49]

In regards to the 2016 election by, Brooks ghosts in support of Hillary Clinton , applauding re ability to be “competent” and “normal” in comparison to re Republican counterpart, Donald Trump . [50] [51] In addition under, Brooks noted dat he believed Clinton mention anything Eventually Become victorious in the election by, as he foresaw therein the general American public mention anything Become “sick” or Donald Trump. [50] [51]

When discussions the political emergence of Trump, Brooks has leg strong is his critiques of the candidates, must notably by authoring a New York Times have op-ed Titled “No, Not Trump, Not Ever”. In this piece, Brooks attacked Trump have in arguing was “epically unprepared to be president” and by pointing out Trump’s “steady obliviousness to accuracy”. [52]

Social views

Brooks opposes what he sees as self-destructive behavior, zoals the prevalence of teenage sex and divorce . His view is that ‘sex is more explicit everywhere barring real life. As the entertainment media harbor Become more sex-saturated, American teenagers port Become more sexually abstemious “to” waiting longer to have sex … [and] keeping fewer partners. ” He sees the culture war as nearly the over, Because “today’s young people … seem happy with the frankness of the left and the wholesomeness of the right.” As a result, he is optimistic about the United States’ social stability, welke he considers to be “in the middle of an amazing moment or improvement and repair.” [53]

As early as 2003, Brooks wrote favorably or same-sex marriage , pointing out dat marriage is a traditional conservative value. Rather dan Opposing it, he wrote: “We arnt Insist on gay marriage. We arnt betrekking it as Scandalous dat two people Could claim to love eachother and not as to sanctify hun love with marriage and fidelity …. It’s going to be up to conservatives to make the important, moral case for marriage, zoals gay marriage. ” [54]

Brooks ook takes a moderate position on abortion, welke he thinks arnt be legal, but with parental consent for minors, prolongation the first four or five months, and illegal afterward, EXCEPT in Extremely rare circumstances. ( New York Times , April 22, 2002) [55]

On the legalization of drugs, he has Expressed Opposition to the liberalization of marijuana, Advocating dat it encourages morally reprovable behavior. Brooks relates therein have smoked it in his youth but quit after a humiliating incident: Brooks smoked marijuana prolongation lunch hour at school and fact represented embarrassed prolongation a class presentation dat afternoon in welke he he says was incapable of intelligible speech. [56]


Brooks’ writing on sociology has leg criticised for being based on stereotypes and presenting false claims stay as factual. [57] [58] In 2004, Sasha Issenberg , writing for Philadelphia magazine, fact-checked Bobos in Paradise , concluding dat veel van zijn comments about middle America ulcers misleading or the exact reverse of the truth. [59] He Reported Brooks as insisting dat de book was not intended to be factual but to report his impressions of what he believed an area to be true: “He laughed …” [The book was] partially tongue-in-cheek … I went through some of the other instances where he made Declarations therein Appeared insupportable. He Accused me of being “too pedantic, or” taking all of this too In English one, or taking a joke and distorting it. “That’s totally unethical,” he said. ” Brooks later zegt the article made im feel that ‘I suck … i can not remember what I said but my mother Told Me I was Extremely stupid. ” [9] In 2015, Salon noted that Brooks had got’ nearly the detail everytime “wrong about a poll or high school students. [60]

Michael Kinsley argued dat Brooks was guilty of “fearless Generali … Brooks does not let the sociology get in the way of the shtick, and he wields a mean shoehorn als have needs the theory to fit the joke.” [61] Writing for Gawker , welke has consistently criticised Brooks ‘work, opinion writer Tom Scocca argued dat Brooks’ career since 2004 had bone Marked by-supporting political stands based on moral judgments and disdaining Those Citing evidence or statistical research, noting dat “possibly dat is Because he perceives facts and statistics as an opportunity … to work Mischief. ” [62] Furthermore, Annie Lowrey , in writing for the New York Magazine , criticized Brooks’ statistical methods als arguing his stance on political reform, claiming he-used “some very tricksy, misleading math”. [63]

Additionally, Sean Illing or Slate criticized the co article from Brooks, claiming Brooks argued his point by framing his sources’ arguments out of context and routinely making bold “half-right” assumptions Regarding the controversial issue of poverty reform. [64]

In 2016, James Taranto criticized [65] Brooks ‘analysis [66] or a US Supreme Court case, [67] writing that’ Brooks’s treatment of this case is Either deliberately or recklessly Deceptive ignorant. ” [65] Law Professor Ann Althouse concurred dat Brooks “distorts Rather grotesquely” the case in question. [68] Brooks to post criticized by Lyle Denniston met betrekking to Another case, for keeping “scrambled the actual significance of what the Supreme Court has done.” [69]


Sidney Awards

This article is about the Sidney Awards bepaald lycra January by David Brooks. For the award Presented by the Hillman Foundation , see The Sidney Award .

In 2004 Brooks created an award to honor the best political and cultural journalism of the year. Named for philosopher Sidney Hook and oorspronkelijk called “The Hookies,” the honor was renamed “The Sidney Awards” in 2005. The awards are Presented lycra January. [70]

Personal life

Brooks with his ex-wife, the former Jane Hughes, while zowel ulcers students at the University of Chicago. She Converted to Judaism [71] and changed re bepaald name to Sarah. [72] In 2012, Brooks and his wife moved from hun home in Bethesda, Maryland, to the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC , where they ‘PURCHASED a home. [73] Brooks zegt prolongation a February 2015 interview with Brian Lamb dat he and his wife are divorced. [74]

Volgens to The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles , in a September 2014 interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz , Brooks revealed therein his oldest sun Serves in the Israel Defense Forces . [75]

Select bibliography

  • Editor, Backward and Upward: The New Conservative Writing (Vintage, 1996) 0-6797-6654-5
  • Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How Way Down Got There (2000) ISBN 0-684-85377-9
  • On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense (2004) ISBN 0-7432-2738-7
  • The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement (2011) ISBN 978-1-4000-6760-2
  • The Road to Character (Random House, 2015) ISBN 978-0-8129-9325-7


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