New York Times columnist David Brooks will discuss “Extremism and the Defense of Politics: The Landscape for 2004” Tuesday (Nov. 18) at 7:30 p.m. in the Hesburgh Library’s Carey Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame. The event is free and open to the public.p. Brooks, who also is a regular political analyst on “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” will visit Notre Dame as journalist-in-residence, sponsored by the University’s John W. Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy. During his residency, he will speak to classes and meet with students and faculty.p. Author of the best-selling book “Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There,” Brooks began his New York Times column two months ago and has previously contributed to numerous magazines, including The Weekly Standard, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek and The New Yorker.p. Brooks is a 1983 graduate of the University of Chicago and began his career in journalism as a police reporter for the city news bureau in Chicago.p. Activities of the journalist-in-residence are sponsored with a gift from Keiko and Matt Storin of South Bend. A 1964 Notre Dame alumnus, Matt Storin was editor of the Boston Globe from 1993 until 2001. Since 2002, he has been associate vice president for news and information at Notre Dame, where he served as the University’s first journalist-in-residence.