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David Brooks

The Role of Character in Creating an Excellent Life

About David Brooks

David Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times and a regular contributor to The News Hour on PBS and All Things Considered on NPR. His columns and books, including Bobos in Paradise and The Social Animal, offer sharp insight into American culture, politics, and foreign affairs. He has served as a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and an op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal. In his recent book, The Road to Character, he explores the importance of character development in building a meaningful life.

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