Joe Klein

Joe performed on stage for Seriously Entertaining at City Winery on September 22, 2015, speaking on the evening’s theme, “Altered States.” Watch it below.

Joe Klein is the political columnist for Time and the author of seven books. His weekly Time column, “In the Arena,” covers national and international affairs. Previously, Joe was The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent and a political reporter for Newsweek. He has also been a political columnist at New York magazine. In 1996, he published the critically acclaimed Primary Colors, inspired by the 1992 presidential race, anonymously. The novel spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, spending nine weeks at number one. His book Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized By People Who Think You’re Stupid is a critical look at the manufactured and focus-group-tested nature of today’s politics. His most recent book is Charlie Mike: A True Story of Heroes Who Brought Their Mission Home. Joe is the recipient of numerous awards, including two National Headliner Awards for best magazine column. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former Guggenheim fellow.

In his own words: “Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased.”

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