E.J. Dionne, Jr.
E.J. Dionne is a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center, University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University, and a leading scholar and commentator on religion in US politics. A senior fellow in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Dionne also writes a column for the Washington Post that is syndicated in over 200 outlets nationally and abroad. His most recent book is Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent (2012). Dionne's book Why Americans Hate Politics (1991), won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award nominee. He is also author of They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate The Next Political Era (1996), Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge (2004), and Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right (2008).
Dionne is the series co-editor of the Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion & Public Life, and has also edited or co-edited a number of other volumes, including Community Works: The Revival of Civil Society in America (Brookings Press, 1998); What's God Got to Do with the American Experiment (Brookings Press, 2000), co-edited with John DiIulio, Jr.; Bush v. Gore (Brookings Press, 2000) co-edited with William Kristol; Sacred Places, Civic Purposes: Should Government Help Faith-Based Charity? with Ming Hsu Chen (Brookings Press, 2001); and United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship with Kayla Meltzer Drogosz and Robert E. Litan (Brookings Press, 2003).