Ari Berman

With trademark humor and incisive commentary, Ari Berman takes a close and vivid look at the current American landscape, its future, and the fundamental shifts occurring.   Revelatory and entertaining, Herding Donkeys combines fresh reportage with a rich and colorful cast of characters. It captures the untold stories of the people and places that reshaped the electoral map painting a vivid portrait of a shifting country while dissecting the possibility and peril of a new era in American politics.

Ari is a contributing writer at The Nation magazine; his stories have additionally appeared in the New York TimesRolling Stone and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR.  His forthcoming book discussing voting rights in America, The Francise, is due out in 2015.