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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Why Bernie is beating Hillary

Bernie Sanders' stellar victory in New Hampshire showed that his campaign has some serious legs.


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'Third Place Finish as Important as Who Wins'

Julian Zelizer joined CNBC to discuss the Iowa caucuses.


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Six questions Iowa caucuses may answer

Monday the voting finally begins.


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The Closing of the American Jewish Mind

A shul reconsiders an invitation to give a talk on politics, based on a perception of the speaker’s political affiliations.


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Donald Trump and the role of fear in American politics

Donald Trump's call for a ban on Muslims from entering the U.S. drew widespread condemnation this week.


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Woodrow Wilson’s Racist Legacy

The former Princeton president screened Birth of a Nation and supported segregation.


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Analysis: Defiant Trump refuses to cave on Muslim ban plan

Despite criticism from Republicans, the businessman is standing by his idea.


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How 2015 bears striking echoes of 2001 in America

It’s the world we’ve been living in since the terrorist attacks in Paris and since the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.


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What Can Obama Do on His Own to Tighten Gun Control?

The president appears poised to bypass Congress, and impose stricter regulations on the purchase and sale of firearms.


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Obama on mass shootings: ‘It’s just too easy’

On Thursday, President Barack Obama issued a call for gun reform in response to the recent San Bernardino shooting.


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The history of lies on the campaign trail

“Candidates often say things that are not 100 percent true, or which they eventually don’t pursue.”


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The Amazing Self-Restraint of the Pro-Life Movement

If the pro-life movement actually believes abortion is government-sanctioned infanticide, why aren’t more clinics under attack?