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James Carville - Munk Dialogue

Dialogue with James Carville, U.S. Democratic Party stalwart, political strategist, and bestselling author, on the likely outcomes of the November 3, 2020 U.S. election, one week out from this high-stakes global event.

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James Carville

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The COVID-19 pandemic enters a new phase this autumn. Are governments up to the challenge of a second wave of infections? How is the all-important economic recovery likely to play out? And, what are risks – domestic and global – of a high stakes U.S. election?

James Carville, U.S. Democratic Party stalwart, political strategist, and bestselling author, joins host Rudyard Griffiths for a discussion on the likely outcomes of the November 3, 2020 U.S. election, one week out from this high-stakes global event.

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James Carville

“This is an opportunity that you just don’t see very often in politics. I mean, we have a chance to come in if we’re smart, we have a chance to run the table in November.”

James Carville

“This is an opportunity that you just don’t see very often in politics. I mean, we have a chance to come in if we’re smart, we have a chance to run the table in November.”

James Carville is a best-selling author, actor, producer, talk-show host, professor, restaurateur and one of America’s best-known political consultants. He became a household name after helping Bill Clinton, then governor of Arkansas, win the American presidential election in 1992. 

In recent years, Carville has largely eschewed American politicians and candidates in favour of focusing on campaigns in more than 23 countries around the globe.  

Carville, who grew up in Louisiana, is widely known as the “Ragin’ Cajun.” He holds a bachelor of science and a law degree from Louisiana State University, and served in the United States Marine Corps.  

As an author, Carville is best known for We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong: The Democrats' Case for 2016It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!; and All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, which he wrote with his wife, Mary Matalin, a political consultant known for her work with the Republican Party. 

Along with pollster Stanley Greenberg, Carville founded Democracy Corps, an independent, non-profit polling organization dedicated to making government more responsive to the American people. 

He currently serves as a professor Tulane University, in New Orleans, where he lives with Matalin and their two daughters.

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