John B. Judis was a senior editor of The New Republic and recently a senior writer for The National Journal. He is the author
of six books, including Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origin of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Farrar, Straus & Giroux,
2014), The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson (Scribner, 2004), The
Emerging Democratic Majority with Ruy Teixeira (Scribner, 2002), and The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests,
and Betrayal of Public Trust (Pantheon, 2000). He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times Magazine,
Mother Jones, and The Washington Post. Born in Chicago, he received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from the University
of California Berkeley. He lives in Silver Spring, MD.