Julian E. Zelizer


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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‘Selma’ Reignites Controversy On LBJ’s Role In Civil Rights

“The debate isn’t just about L.B.J., but about how American politics works,” said Professor Zelizer, who teaches history at Princeton. “Is i