Davidson College invites the public on Monday, November 12, to a talk analyzing the 2012 elections by New York Times columnist and PBS Newshour commentator David Brooks. Brooks has been an opinion columnist with the paper since 2003. He has also served as a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, and as a contributing editor for Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly. Brooks will begin his talk, which is titled “What It Means: The 2012 Election and the Future of America,” at 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. There is no charge to attend, but tickets are required. They may be obtained for free at the Alvarez College Union ticket office weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and are available for a $3 fee at www.davidson.edu/tickets and at 704-894-2135. If tickets remain, they will be available at no charge at the door on Monday evening. Brooks is a keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs. His newest book is titled The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement. Among his other books are 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.” The program is being sponsored by the President’s Office and the Vann Center for Ethics.