This event was filmed at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2013. More information is available at http://www.politics-prose.com/center-holds-jonathan-alter
Following up his 2010 The Promise, which assessed the early years of Obama's first term, Alter here examines the president's 2012 re-election, which he calls a "crossroads" for both Obama and the country. Alter's analysis considers the effects of the ongoing economic crisis, the strong challenge mounted by Republicans, and the Democrats' difficulty marshalling support from minority activists.
Jonathan Alter is a senior editor at Newsweek, where since 1991 he has written an acclaimed column on politics, history, media, and society at large.
He is also an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.