John Judis

Visiting Scholar
Judis is a senior editor of the New Republic, where he has worked since 1984. As a visiting scholar at Carnegie, Judis wrote The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.


MA, BA, University of California at Berkeley


John B. Judis is a senior editor of the New Republic, where he has worked since 1984. As a visiting scholar at Carnegie, Judis wrote The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson.

Judis’s articles have appeared in the American Prospect, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Washington Monthly, American Enterprise, Mother Jones, and Dissent. He has written five books, including The Emerging Democratic Majority (with Ruy Teixeira), The Parodox of American Democracy, and William F. Buckley: Patron Saint of the Conservatives.

Judis is also the author of The Emerging Democratic Majority; The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests and the Betrayal of Public Trust; William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives; and Grand Illusion: Critics and Champions of the American Century.

  • Dave Brat
    Op-Ed New Republic June 11, 2014
    Dave Brat and the Triumph of Rightwing Populism

    Dave Brat’s campaign against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor reflected an old strain of rightwing populism that continues to be an important part of U.S. politics.

  • Thomas Piketty
    Op-Ed New Republic May 6, 2014
    Thomas Piketty Is Pulling Your Leg

    Thomas Piketty is not a Marxist, but, like other European economists and some older American economists, he appears to have been engaged and influenced by Marx’s theories.

  • Obama
    Op-Ed New Republic April 24, 2014
    Obama Has Not Kept His Promise to Enforce Net Neutrality

    Barack Obama promised in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns that he would enforce net neutrality, but he has not kept that promise.

  • John Kerry
    Op-Ed New Republic April 9, 2014
    John Kerry Could Revive Peace Talks, but Don't Count on It

    Secretary of State John Kerry and the White House appear to have given up hope of pressuring the Israelis to conduct meaningful negotiations with Palestine.

  • Netanyahu
    Op-Ed New Republic March 28, 2014
    Israel’s Ambassador Speaks at the Adelson Primary

    Ron Dermer, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pick for ambassador to the United States, has strong Republican ties.

  • Kerry
    Op-Ed New Republic March 25, 2014
    John Kerry’s Peace Process Is Nearly Dead

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to blame the Palestinians if the peace process talks fail, but blame should almost certainly be assigned to Netanyahu and the Israelis.

  • President Obama
    Op-Ed New Republic March 12, 2014
    Speak Loudly and Carry a Small Stick

    Obama’s recent diplomacy in Syria and Russia could be described as “speak loudly and carry a little stick, or no stick at all.”

  • Obama and Wheeler
    Op-Ed New Republic February 21, 2014
    Obama’s FCC Isn’t Really Doing Anything about Net Neutrality

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and President Obama appear unwilling to spend any political capital by taking a stance that is strongly opposed by Comcast, Verizon, and other companies with powerful lobbies in Washington.

  • Comcast employee
    Op-Ed New Republic February 13, 2014
    Coming Soon: The United States of Comcast

    The Comcast Time-Warner merger will create an Orwellian monopoly that allows the new company to raise prices, neglect service to its customers, squeeze content providers, harm rival content providers, and slow innovation.

  • John Kerry
    Op-Ed New Republic January 31, 2014
    John Kerry’s Proposal to Israelis and Palestinians

    A big decision from the Israeli prime minister is in the offing, one that could determine whether there will be a two-state solution.

  • The New Republic December 10, 2008
    Don't Expect A Change in Foreign Policy

    Despite his campaign promises, Obama’s initial foreign policy might not differ dramatically from Bush’s policies of the last two years. After failures during his first six years in office, Bush has struck a more diplomatic tone in recent years. Obama, who has tapped several Bush administration veterans for his own national security team, is likely to continue on this increasingly diplomatic path.

  • WBUR's Here and Now January 24, 2008
    The Democrats
  • Judis
    NPR's "On Point January 5, 2007
    Week in the News

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