David Brooks

Airs January 14, 2018, at 6 p.m. Do conservative or liberal philosophies lead to more just outcomes? Opposing moral philosophies have long fueled debate about America’s policy goals and national identity. In today’s divisive political arena, which side best embodies the nation’s most cherished virtues? Morally speaking, is the left right? The debaters are Howard Dean, David Brooks, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Robert George.

Ian Wagreich / The Aspen Institute

Airs Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. Each year David Brooks of the New York Times gives a talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival. He called this one, "The Second Mountain: The Next Big Challenge in Your Life." David Brooks says there are mountains and valleys in our lives.... and they can come at any age.

Airs Sunday, July 21 at 6 p.m. 2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans.  The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate has prompted some reflection.    Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics?  Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates?

Arguing for the motion are David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times and Mickey Edwards, Former US Congressman (R) from Oklahoma. Arguing against the motion are Laura Ingraham, Host of The Laura Ingraham Show and Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.