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Thomas Byrne Edsall

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Thomas Edsall is an American journalist and academic, best known for his 25 years covering politics for the Washington Post.  He holds the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professorship in Public Affairs Journalism at Columbia University, and writes an online 2012 election column for the New York Times. In addition, he is a correspondent for The New Republic, and the author of Chain Reaction, a Pulitzer Prize finalist (1992), The New Politics of Equality (1984), and Building Red America (2006), among other works.  Edsall is also the winner of the Carey McWilliams Award of the American Political Science Association... Read More

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The Age of Austerity
How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
Written by Thomas Byrne Edsall


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $15.95

One of our most prescient political observers provides a sobering account of how pitched battles over scarce resources will increasingly define American politics in the coming years—and how we might avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage from these ideological and economic battles.

In a matter of just three years, a bitter... Read more >
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The Age of Austerity
How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
Written by Thomas Byrne Edsall


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $13.99

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