Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 5, 2018.
David Brooks speaks about politics, tribal mentality and community. Describing himself as “bookish,” he tells stories about his infatuation with writing, consciousness and the “tribal mentality” of politics.
Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and former senior editor at The Weekly Standard and contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic. He also serves as a regular commentator on the “PBS NewsHour.”
“We are driven by this heart and soul to bond with each other,” Brooks says. “It’s our natural inclination. So you have to believe that our nation will prevail and that even in a moment of isolation and loneliness and division, we will find a way to bond through love and affection.”
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