John B. Judis


John B. Judis has been writing for The New Republic since 1984 and has been a senior editor since 1994. He has also been a contributing editor of GQ (where his attire was a constant source of amusement), a columnist for the American Prospect, and a founding editor, and for many years the Washington correspondent, of In These Times.

He is the author of six books, William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives; Grand Illusion: Critics and Champions of the American Century; The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust; The Emerging Democratic Majority (with Ruy Teixeira); The Folly of Empire; and the soon-to-be-released Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

He was born in Chicago and attended Amherst College and the University of California, Berkeley, from which he received a BA and an MA (in philosophy).