Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor, bestselling author and a Washington Post
columnist. He left college age 19 to work professionally as a classical musician. In his late 20s, he earned a bachelor of arts in economics, mathematics and modern languages by correspondence. He got a master’s degree in economics at Florida Atlantic University and a PhD in public policy at the RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica.
As an author, Brooks writes on topics including philanthropy, military operations research, the future of conservatism and human happiness. His latest book is Love Your Enemies
, and his other titles include New York Times
bestsellers The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
and The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise
Brooks’ writing also appears in The New York Times
, The Wall Street Journal
and Foreign Affairs
magazine. In the spring of 2019, he released a feature-length documentary film exploring the themes of poverty alleviation and human happiness at home and abroad.
Based in Maryland, Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan, public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and host of The Arthur Brooks Show podcast.