"Riveting" —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker

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David Paul Kuhn on Clinton, Sanders, Trump and the 2016 Presidential Race for Al Jazeera TV

David Paul Kuhn on Clinton, Sanders, Trump and the 2016 Presidential Race for Al Jazeera TV

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David Paul Kuhn is a writer and political analyst living in New York City. He is the author of, most recently, The Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution—a “riveting book” (Jill Lepore, The New Yorker), “perhaps the best book ever on how Democrats lost the white working class” (political strategist James Carville), a “truly captivating read” (Robert Guest, The Economist), that is “crucial for anyone seeking to understand the politics of 2020” (Tom Edsall, The New York Times).

Former Senator Jim Webb, writing for the The Wall Street Journal, called Kuhn an “unacknowledged prophet” for the “consistency” of his longtime “warnings about the reasons white working people were moving away from the Democrats [which] were largely dismissed by the news media and party elites.” The Washington Examiner also called Kuhn “prescient about the rise of Trump's coalition.” As the Macmillan Speakers Bureau described him, “David Paul Kuhn is an expert analyst of presidential and gender politics.” He is also the author of The Neglected Voter: White Men and the Democratic Dilemma (“a brilliantly insightful analysis of American politics,” General Wes Clark) and the political novel What Makes It Worthy (“a love story and an exposé on modern American campaigns,” Kirkus Reviews).

Kuhn has served as the chief political writer for CBS News online, a senior political writer for Politico as well as chief political correspondent at RealClearPolitics. He has also written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, National Review, New Republic, among other publications, and regularly appears on networks ranging from BBC to Fox News.

Kuhn has covered four presidential campaigns and politics from Washington to the United Nations, and has driven the width of the United States for CBS News documenting Americans’ lives and views. He has reported on events from the epicenter of the collapse of the World Trade Center to North Korean backroom nuclear negotiations. Earlier in his career, he reported on the United States for the Tokyo-based Yomiuri Shimbun, the world’s most widely circulated newspaper.

He can be reached at DPK4Media@Gmail.com.