Law and Public Policy

Exclusive Clip from ‘The Aspen Institute Presents’ – David Brooks on American Values

November 5, 2012  • Elizabeth Nicholas

Elections come and go, but some questions are eternal: What do we mean when we talk about values, where do our values come from, and how are values changing? In the eighth episode of The Aspen Institute Presents, airing tonight on the WORLD channel, some of today’s leading thinkers examine the ethical quandaries that transcend politics – even while sometimes overlapping with them.

Here, in an excerpt from tonight’s episode, New York Times columnist David Brooks explores how we talk about character and honor in contemporary society, serving as a reminder on election night that there are more enduring questions than who will win tonight’s contest.