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August 23, 2013

New York Times Columnist Explores Exemplary Citizenship During Final 2013 Colonial Williamsburg Speaker Series Event

David Brooks, the New York Times political and cultural columnist and commentator on PBS NewsHour, anchors the 2013 Colonial Williamsburg Speaker Series as he explores the current state of citizenship Wednesday, Sept. 18. Drawing on past examples of exemplary citizens, Brooks will comment on the state of contemporary citizenship and current cultural and political issues. His presentation also will include a question-and-answer session with his audience.

Brooks brings audiences face to face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion. He is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs.

Brooks also worked as an editorial writer and film reviewer for the Washington Times; a reporter and op-ed editor for The Wall Street Journal; a senior editor at The Weekly Standard from its inception; a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic Monthly; and as a commentator on National Public Radio.

Brooks is the author of three books and will sign his books 11 a.m. to noon. His most recent work is “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement,” which may be purchased that day beginning at 10 a.m.

Luncheon is served at noon prior to Brooks’ presentation and question-and-answer session in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Admission is $65 and includes lunch. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, telephone toll-free (800) 447-8679 or visit

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley