David Brooks on the psychology behind politics New York Times columnist and political commentator David Brooks speaks at a Commonwealth Club of California forum. He looks at the psychology behind current politics, from the strong personalities and egos to how Americans think differently than they used to about politics. He has a new book coming out in March, "The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement."12:00 p.m.
David Brooks: Columnist for the New York Times since 2003. Senior editor for the weekly standard. Regular commentator for PBS' NewsHour and NPR's All Things Considered.