Julian E. Zelizer

Cindy Seip

Julian E. Zelizer is a Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Considered one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history, his most recent book is The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society.

Fault Lines, written with fellow historian Kevin M Kruse, is a sweeping history of the past four decades of American history. It chronicles the origins of a United States increasingly riven by stark political partisanship and deep social divisions along lines of race, class, gender and sexuality. The book also explores the ways in which a fractured media landscape aggravated our divisions in politics and society.

Douglas Brinkley, history commentator for CNN, contributing editor to Vanity Fair and American Heritage, and author, called Fault Lines “[…]a brilliant primer for understanding the troubling precedents for today’s mass American political dysfunction. Both historians are deeply informed and surefooted thinkers. A must-read foundational work for our time!”