Wednesday, November 12
Courtesy of 'The New York Times'
'New York Times' columnist David Brooks
In his bi-weekly op-ed for The New York Times
, David Brooks is a shark among dolphins (or vice-versa), occupying some of the few column inches in the paper reserved strictly for conservative thought. Blue bloods, don’t let that red tinge color you disinterested—Brooks is a brilliant thinker and lucid writer appearing regularly on PBS’ Newshour
and NPR’s All Things Considered
. In recent weeks, the Toronto native has written about Ebola’s ability to exploit “weaknesses in our cultural fabric,” the errors of politicians “microtargeting” voters and political idealism after Obama. Free, 7:30pm, Laurie Auditorium, 1 Trinity Place, (210) 999-8117, trinity.edu. —Matt Stieb