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David Brooks Author and New York Times Columnist

Politics and the Organization Kid
November 26, 2012

A decade after David Brooks visited the Princeton campus and diagnosed the students as professional “Organization Kids,” the New York Times columnist returns to take a second temperature and explore how this achievement ethos has served the country and its elite, both for good and for ill, and what this means in light of the current political environment.

David Brooks is a New York Times columnist, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and a commentator on “The PBS Newshour.”  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. His most recent book is “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement,” published by Random House in March 2011.