David Brooks on Power

Chicago Humanities Festival

Success, stability, security—achieving these goals is life’s “first mountain,” says New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks. But what does it mean to move from material gain to spiritual satisfaction, to focus on building character rather than attaining status? This is life’s “second mountain,” says Brooks who returns to CHF to offer his signature ethical perspective on this pivotal turning point. Join one of today’s top commentators on politics, culture and the social sciences for an eye-opening discussion examining power and what it means to lead a meaningful life. 

David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times. One of the nation’s leading writers and commentators, he appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. He is the bestselling author of The Road to Character, The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense.   

Each ticket holder will receive a copy of Brooks’s new book, The Second Mountain: The Next Big Challenge in Your Life.

This event will include open captioning.

This program is presented as part of the annual Karla Scherer Endowed Lecture Series for the University of Chicago.