Julian E. Zelizer

Fellow

Julian Zelizer is a fellow in New America's Political Reform program. He is writing a book about the scandal that brought down Speaker of the House Jim Wright in 1989 and co-authoring a book about America since the 1970s. He is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and writes a weekly column for CNN.com. He has published over 500 op-eds. Zelizer is the author and editor of 17 books on American political history, including The Fierce Urgency of Now: Congress, Lyndon Johnson and the Battle for the Great Society, which was published by Penguin Press. Zelizer is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University.

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POLITICAL REFORM and NEW AMERICA NYC
The challenge of protecting members of Congress

Julian Zelizer wrote for CNN about the congressional baseball shooting and the vulnerability of elected officials.


NEW AMERICA NYC
Media Nation

As media bias becomes a campaign platform and "alternative facts" force a new press standard, is journalism as we know it going extinct?


POLITICAL REFORM
Trump's Hundred Days Clock Is Ticking

Julian Zelizer wrote for CNN about Trump’s first 100 days in office.


FELLOWS
Before emails, GOP was livid about another 'smoking gun'

Julian Zelizer wrote for CNN about the GOP’s “smoking gun” in 1992.


"Political Language Is Not a Separate Force"

In an interview with Julian Zelizer, The New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson speaks to his ideas on the language of politics.


FELLOWS
How Clinton Should Handle the Stumbling Story

Julian Zelizer wrote for CNN about how Hillary Clinton should handle the media coverage of her stumble at the 9/11 event.


FELLOWS
Maybe Trump's Not Trying to Win the White House — He's Trying to Start Trump TV

Levi Tillemann and Julian Zelizer wrote for the Los Angeles Times about Donald Trump after the election:


FELLOWS
The Vice Presidency is No Longer a Joke

Julian Zelizer wrote for CNN about the importance of the vice presidency.


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
2016's big surprise: The power of small money in politics

Much of the 2016 primary season has been ugly and unsettling.


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
Excruciating choice for GOP leaders: Take a risk on Trump?

What could possibly motivate a Republican to formally endorse Donald Trump and join his raucous brigade?


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
Similarities Between Trump and Goldwater Campaigns?

Julian Zelizer joined MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt to discuss the echoes of Goldwater in the 2016 election.


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
Can Marco Rubio beat Donald Trump?

The big news coming out of South Carolina was obviously Donald Trump's decisive 10-point victory.