A Book Conversation with John Judis
- John Judis, Author, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics
- E.J. Dionne, W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
As a part of its Future of American Power series, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) invites you to participate in a conversation with John Judis, author of the newly published book The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics (2016). The discussion will be moderated by Brookings Institution W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne.
GMF’s Future of American Power series discusses new books focusing on U.S. power in the world. In line with its mission to strengthen transatlantic relations, these conversations specifically focus on the implications of U.S. foreign policy for its European partners, as well as other key regions for the transatlantic relationship.
John B. Judis is Editor-At-Large at Talking Points Memo. He was a senior editor of The New Republic and senior writer for The National Journal. He is the author of seven books, including Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014), The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson (Scribner, 2004), The Emerging Democratic Majority with Ruy Teixeira (Scribner, 2002), and The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and Betrayal of Public Trust (Pantheon, 2000). He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and The Washington Post. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.
E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and university professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University. A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on National Public Radio and regularly on MSNBC. He has also appeared on News Hour with Jim Lehrer and other PBS programs. Dionne began his career with The New York Times, where he spent 14 years reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world, including stints in Paris, Rome, and Beirut. Dionne joined the Washington Post in 1990 as a reporter, covering national politics and began writing his column in 1993. He is the author and editor or co-editor of several other books and volumes, including his latest book The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics. Dionne graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. from Harvard University in 1973, and received his doctorate from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.