David Brooks: "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement" (Rebroadcast)

David Brooks: "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement" (Rebroadcast)

A new outlook on human existence dictated by imagination, emotion, and intuition. Columnist and best-selling author David Brooks' latest book stresses relationships over individualism and moral connections over monetary need.

For generations, American culture has celebrated the power of the individual. But recent brain research suggests the idea of community may be more important to humans than previously thought. Simply put, we’re not rational animals, we’re social animals. David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of Bobos In Paradise, spent three years culling research on sociology, neuroscience and philosophy to understand how emotions shape our lives. He explored how these findings might change the way we see ourselves, conduct business, manage relationships, and practice politics. David Brooks talks with Diane about why he believes humans crave contact and community above all else.

Guests

David Brooks

columnist with the "The New York Times" and author of "Bobos in Paradise."

David Brooks Reads an Excerpt from The Social Animal


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