Princeton University

About

Julian E. Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945-1975 (1998), On Capitol Hill: The Struggle to Reform Congress and its Consequences, 1948-2000 (2004), Arsenal of Democracy: The Politics of National Security—From World War II to the War on Terrorism (2010), Jimmy Carter (2010), and Conservatives in Power: The Reagan Years, 1981-1989 (2010) and Governing America: The Revival of Political History. In addition to his scholarly articles and book chapters, Zelizer is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He has published over five hundred op-eds, including his weekly column on CNN.Com. The History News Network named Professor Zelizer as one of the top young historians in the country. He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Russell Sage Foundation.

Recent Media

News Columns

Feature


Professor Zelizer speaks with CSPAN about his new book: The Great Society

Julian Zelizer

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Speaking Engagements

  • January 8, 2015: Book Launch, NYC
  • January 12, 2015: Politics and Prose, Washington, DC
  • January 13, 2015: New America Foundation, Washington, DC

Recent Publications

The Fierce Urgency of Now by Julian Zelizer

The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society

by Julian E. Zelizer

Recent Interviews About
The Fierce Urgency of Now


New Books in History (Podcast), July 6, 2015

WNYC, April 17, 2015

YouTube: The Great Society Half a Centruy Later, April 12, 2015

HEC-TV, April 9, 2015

Fighting Poverty: From LNJ to Obama-John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, March 3, 2015

America's Democrats, February 22, 2015

John Batchelor Show, February 20, 2015

Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2015

National Review, February 20, 2015

The Daily Beast, February 20, 2015

The Washington Post, February 6, 2015

WOSU (NPR-Columbus), February 5, 2015

Aspen Institute, February 3, 2015

Al Jazeera, January 30, 2015

WNYC, January 28, 2015

ABC/Yahoo News, January 27, 2015

Youtube, January 26, 2015

CSPAN, Janaury 26, 2015

WJBC, January 25, 2015

Boston Herald Radio, January 23, 2015

WMNF-FM, January 22, 2015

LBJ's Legacy and the Limits or Presidential Power, January 22, 2015

The Political Junkie (Podcast), January 22, 2015

Post-Gazette, January 18, 2015

Washington Post, January 18, 2015

MSNBC, January 18, 2015

Vox-January 17, 2015

WTOP-January 12, 2015

NY Times, January 12, 2015

Bill's Books (NBC-New York), January 11, 2015

MSNBC-"Selma" portrays MLK as an imperfect man, January 11, 2015

MSNBC-Ava DuVernay:LBJ controversy a distraction, January 11, 2015

MSNBC-Why the Selma campaign was a success, January 11, 2015

MSNBC-How "Selma" portrays brutality of violence, January 11, 2105

MSNBC- Selma's youngest marcher recounts movement, January 11, 2105

MSNBC-"Selma" bolsters role of women in movement, January 11, 2015

The Gist (Slate), January 9, 2015

SoundCloud, January 9, 2015

WHYY, January 9, 2015

Washingto Post, January 9, 2015

KPFK (LA Radio) Ian Masters, January 9, 2015

Majority Report, January 8, 2015

The Leslie Marshall Show, January 8, 2015

The Majority Report, January 8, 2015

Biographile, January 8, 2015

New York Times, January 6, 2015

WBUR, January 7, 2015

New York Times, January 6, 2015