Hyde Park Book Club: Believer-My Forty Years In Politics Discussion led by Raymond Lodato, Ph.d.

Believer chronicles David Axelrod’s journey into American politics from his early days in Hyde Park as a University of Chicago student and reporter for the Hyde Park Herald to his successful career as a political strategist, culminating with his brilliant achievements in both of President Obama’s campaigns.

At the heart of this book is the deep and enduring friendship between the two. Believer is “…a well written and often moving account of how a committed liberal measures his principles against the bruising imperatives of high-stakes politics.” – The New York Times

After the 2012 presidential campaign, Axelrod founded the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago where he currently serves as the Director.

Discussant Raymond Lodato is a Lecturer in the Environmental and Urban Studies and Public Policy Studies programs at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lodato received his Ph.D. and A.M. degrees in Political Science from the University of Chicago.