David Brooks on America

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photoColumnist David Brooks won a liberal following with his writing in The Weekly Standard for being what some called a "rational conservative." Now, David Brooks holds forth from the op-ed page of the New York Times, and it hasn't been an easy patch lately.

In his columns, his bestselling book "Bobos in Paradise" and its new sequel "On Paradise Drive," Brooks embraces America, its greatness, its quirkiness, its unique dreams.

Click the "Listen" link to hear David Brooks argue that the Iraq war will work out, and that America's love affair with the future will prevail.


David Brooks, columnist, The New York Times and author of "Bobos in Paradise." His new book is "On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense."

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on June 17, 2004.


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