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May 28, 2020

David Brooks

New York Times columnist, political commentator and bestselling author, David Brooks joined us on May 28 for a Munk Dialogue on how our politics and society will be different after COVID19. Click the "play" button to the left to watch the conversation.

The series' presenting sponsors are Gluskin Sheff and Onex Corporation.

The World After COVID19 - The Future of Politics and Community

You can view David Brooks' Munk Dialogue on how our politics and society will be different after COVID19 by clicking the "play" button above. To sign-up to receive a weekly email updating you on upcoming dialogue speakers and topics click here.

Thanks to our partners the Globe and Mail, Facebook Canada, WNED PBS and CPAC. These events are being made possible thanks to the generosity of the Munk Foundation.

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David Brooks

"We have entered the endurance phase of this pandemic. We are slowly mastering this disease, but we have not yet done so. And so we wait — and endure."

David Brooks

"We have entered the endurance phase of this pandemic. We are slowly mastering this disease, but we have not yet done so. And so we wait — and endure."

David Brooks is an American cultural and political commentator who was born in Canada when his father was earning his PhD at the University of Toronto. He is a bi-weekly columnist for The New York Times’ op-ed pages and a regular analyst on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered.
 
Brooks is known for using humour and passion to address his audiences on topics that include present-day American and foreign politics, culture and healthcare.
 
As an author, Brooks is best known for his New York Times bestseller Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There, published in 2000. He’s also the author of New York Times bestseller The Road to Character, which illustrates how to reach success through selflessness. In his most recent book, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life, Brooks explores how to have a life of meaning and purpose.
 
Brooks holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Chicago and honourary degrees from Williams College, New York University, Brandeis University and Occidental College, among others. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and currently teaches at Yale University.

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