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E.J. Dionne Jr. grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. He attended Catholic Schools, graduated from Harvard University and received a D. Phil in sociology from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 1975, he went to work for The New York Times covering state, local and national politics and also serving as a foreign correspondent. He reported from more than two dozen countries, including extended periods in Paris, Rome and Beirut. His coverage of the Vatican was described by the Los Angeles Times as the best in two decades. He joined The Washington Post in 1990 as a political reporter and has been writing a column for The Post since 1993. It is syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group and appears in more than 240 newspapers. He is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University where he teaches in the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Government Department. Dionne analyzes politics weekly on NPR’s All Things Considered and is regular analyst for MSNBC. In 2014-2015, he was vice president of the American Political Science Association and is chair of the editorial committee of Democracy journal. He is the author of six books, and edited or co-edited six other volumes. His Why Americans Hate Politics won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a National Book Award nominee. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Mary Boyle. They have three children, James, Julia and Margot.

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