Kevin M. Kruse

Cindy Seip

Kevin M. Kruse is a Professor of History at Princeton University. He specializes in the political, social, and urban/suburban history of twentieth-century America, with a focus on conflicts over race, rights and religion and the making of modern conservatism. His most recent book, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America, explored the making and meaning of American religious nationalism in the mid-twentieth century.

Fault Lines, written with fellow historian Julian E. Zelizer, 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!”