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E.J. Dionne Jr.

  • What is tearing apart American politics, and how to repair the rift
  • Lessons in achieving consensus from our nation's founders

E.J. Dionne, Jr. writes about politics in a twice-weekly op-ed column in The Washington Post that is syndicated in over 100 newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. He is the author of two books essential to understanding the 2016 election season: the newly published Why The Right Went Wrong and the acclaimed Our Divided Political Heart. His upcoming book, One Nation after trump, explains Trump's rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. He is also a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a government professor at Georgetown University. Admired by both liberals and conservatives for his insights into the polarization of our national politics, Dionne regularly debates David Brooks of The New York Times on NPR and appears frequently on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and MSNBC.

Dionne speaks about why both sides of the political aisle urgently need to restore a shared appreciation for America’s historic values. He explores how our nation’s founders overcame a fierce political divide to achieve consensus and serve the greater American community. Using lessons from our past, he analyzes the forces that are currently tearing American politics apart, and addresses what steps we can take to repair the rift.

Keywords: political commentary, election analysis, washington post columnist, journalism, author

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