Ezra Klein is the editor-at-large and cofounder of Vox, the award-winning explanatory news organization. Launched in 2014, Vox reaches more than 50 million people across its platforms each month. Klein is also the host of the podcast the Ezra Klein Show, cohost of the Weeds podcast, and an executive producer on Vox's Netflix show, Explained. Previously, Klein was a columnist and editor at The Washington Post, a policy analyst at MSNBC, and a contributor to Bloomberg.
Brilliant and wide-ranging. A book about what just might be our central, perhaps fatal problem. This is the kind of book you find yourself arguing with out loud as you read it and will stick in your head long after you've finished. Absolutely crucial for understanding this perilous moment. --Chris Hayes, host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC and author of A Colony in a Nation Something has gone terribly wrong with American politics in the last decade or so, and Klein gives us the clearest and most comprehensive analysis I have seen. He shows how we entered the realm of political 'mega identity politics, ' and how feedback loops between our tribal psychology and our rapidly evolving media ecosystem may be driving our democracy over a cliff. The book reviews so many studies that in lesser hands it would earn the label 'wonkish, ' but Klein's writing is so good that it is a joy to read, even as you experience a range of negative emotions from what you are reading. --Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University--Stern School of Business, author of The Righteous Mind, Co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind