E.J. Dionne Jr.

Our country is now as close to crossing the line from democracy to autocracy as it has been in our lifetimes.

E.J. Dionne Jr., from Fall River, Mass., holds an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and a D.Phil. in sociology from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dionne started his career at The New York Times in 1975, covering state, local and national politics, and also serving as a foreign correspondent, reporting from more than two dozen countries, including Paris, Rome and Beirut. He joined The Washington Post in 1990 as a political reporter and, since 1993, has been writing a column for paper that now appears in more than 240 newspapers.

Dionne is currently a William F. Bloomberg Visiting Professor at Harvard University, with a joint appointment at the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He is also a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University.

He is also a regular political analyst for MSNBC, NPR’s All Things Considered and ABC News’ This Week.

Together with Tom Mann and Norm Orenstein, Dionne is a co-author of the book One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate and the Not-Yet Deported, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press on September 19.

He has written six other books and has edited or co-edited seven. His Why Americans Hate Politics won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award nominee.

Dionne lives in Bethesda, Md., with his wife, Mary Boyle. They have three children, James, Julia and Margot.