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Young Leaders Circle Forum with

Wednesday January 2007


David Brooks Columnist, New York Times

New York Times columnist David Brooks addressed the inaugural meeting of the Manhattan Institute's Young Leaders Circle on January 17th. Brooks described his own evolution from socialist to conservative—including his youthful satire of William F. Buckley and his humbling televised debate with Milton Friedman—and stressed the critical importance of fresh policy ideas for a healthy American political culture. Following his always humorous remarks, Brooks took questions on subjects ranging from the War on Terror to the future of the Republican party in the northeast United States.
David’s New York Times column.

Also of interest, David wrote the chapter on City Journal, in our 25th Anniversary book, Turning Intellect into Influence