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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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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Woodrow Wilson And Renaming Our History

NPR Boston discusses the potential renaming of college campus buildings with New America Fellow Julian E. Zelizer.


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Obama: Hard Labor for Unions

“He wasn’t a union-based Democrat,” said Julian Zelizer, a history professor at Princeton University.


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White House Strengthens Visa Waiver Program Following Paris Attacks

"As opposed to the rhetoric we have heard from the Republicans, the administration is offering it as an alternative."


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Erasing Woodrow Wilson's name is not that easy

How should we evaluate the legacy of political leaders?


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Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy Gets Complicated

“The irony here is that Wilson really is the architect of a lot of modern liberalism,” said Julian E. Zelizer.


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Hawks or doves? 2016 candidates' soaring words leave mixed impression

Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University, said the question of next steps in Syria was “tricky” for


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Is the 2016 election truly unprecedented? Sort of.

New America Fellow Janell Ross interviews the experts, including New America Fellow Julian E. Zelizer, to find out just how unique the 2016


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Will Trump's controversial week sink his campaign?

Part of the reason is that Trump has tapped into "part of the Republican electorate that is pleased with this kind of approach and comfortab


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The hardest questions about fighting ISIS

The political debate over the fight against ISIS is at fever pitch.Very soon after ISIS committed its atrocity in Paris, Republicans were cr


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Obama under scrutiny for ISIS response

President Obama faces scrutiny for his approach to the terror threat from critics calling for a more aggressive response in his rhetoric and


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Voters' new focus on foreign policy could reshuffle U.S. presidential race

"This and other examples of inexperience will hurt as the contest intensifies," Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at P