Mon March 3, 2008 at LBJ School Student Lounge
Ron Brownstein, author of The Second Civil War and Political Director for Atlantic Media Company, discussed his book and how the country has moved into an era of extreme partisanship over the last 30 years.
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Ronald Brownstein is the political director for Atlantic Media Company, with responsibility for coordinating overall political coverage at its publications, which include the Atlantic, National Journal, the Hotline and Congress Daily. He writes a weekly column on politics and policy, which appears simultaneously in National Journal and the Los Angeles Times, as well as articles in National Journal and The Atlantic.
From 1990 through 2007, Ronald Brownstein served as the national political correspondent and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times. For seven months in 1998 he served as chief political correspondent and columnist for U.S. News and World Report. The Second Civil War is Brownstein's sixth book.
Ronald Brownstein has appeared frequently on Meet the Press, and This Week with George Stephanopolous and previously appeared regularly on Face the Nation, The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, and Washington Week in Review. He has also been a repeat guest on Charlie Rose (where he has served as a substitute host), Nightline, the three network morning programs, MSNBC, CNBC, as well as C-SPAN. From 1998 through 2005, he served as an on-air political analyst for CNN.