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David Brooks, "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement"

Thursday, March 24, 2011
Episode Summary

The New York Times columnist uses revolutionary discoveries in neuroscience and cognition to paint a surprisingly moving picture of how we can educate our emotions to lead richer lives.

Participant(s) Bio

David Brooks started his op-ed column in The New York Times in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly, and he is a weekly commentator on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He is the author of the bestseller 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.