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David Brooks

columnist, New York Times

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).