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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. His recently published book, One Nation After Trump, co-written with Norman J. Ornstein and Thomas E. Mann, explains Trump's rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. It also offers encouragement to the millions of Americans now experiencing a new sense of citizenship and engagement, and argues that our nation needs a unifying alternative to Trump’s dark and divisive brand of politics—an alternative rooted in a New Economy, a New Patriotism, a New Civil Society, and a New Democracy.

Dionne is also 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. He is 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.

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