It used to be easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture, but now the "bos" are all mixed up and it is impossible to tell an espresso-sipping artist from a cappucino-gulping banker. In attitudes towards sex, morality, leisure and work, it is hard to separate the renegade from the company man. There is a new establishment which has combined the counterculture of the sixties and the achieving eighties into one ethos. These "Bobos" define our age. This book is an essay on the cultural consequences of the information age.
David Brooks is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a contributing editor at Newsweek. Formerly a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, he's had articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other publications.