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David Brooks Talks Trump And Humility Ahead Of Missoula Lecture

Sep 10, 2018

New York Times columnist, author and public broadcasting commentator David Brooks is in Missoula to kick off the University of Montana's President's Lecture series. The conservative pundit spoke about Donald Trump and humility with Sally Mauk before the lecture.

"To me, humility is not thinking lowly of yourself," Brooks says. "My favorite definition is, 'it's radical self-awareness from a position of other-centeredness."

David Brooks will speak at the Wilma Theater in Missoula at 7:30 p.m., September 10. His lecture is titled "The Cultural Revolution We Need."

From UM: "Brooks is a columnist for The New York Times, an Executive Director at the Aspen Institute and a commentator on “The PBS Newshour,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He is the author of “Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There” and “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement.” His fourth and most recent book, “The Road to Character,” was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Brooks also teaches at Yale University, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences."