Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and New York Times columnist David Brooks describe the golden ages of classical piano and the American novel and explain why today's culture is like an 'amnesiac.'
David Brooks's column on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times started in September 2003. He has been a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly, and he is currently a commentator on "The Newshour with Jim Lehrer." He is the author of "Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There" and “On Paradise Drive : How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense,” both published by Simon & Schuster.
Yo-Yo Ma is an American cellist. He has received multiple Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts in 2001, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 and the Polar Music Prize in 2012. Ma is one of the best-known cellists of the modern age, and is widely considered one of the most talented.