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Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland is a journalist and broadcaster.

Jonathan Freedland

He writes a weekly column in The Guardian , as well as a monthly piece for The Jewish Chronicle .

He also presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View .

His book, Jacob's Gift , a memoir telling the stories of three generations of his own family, as well as exploring wider and urgent questions of identity and belonging.

Jonathan's first book, Bring Home the Revolution: the Case for a British Republic , was both acclaimed and controversial. It argued that Britain was in dire need of a constitutional and cultural overhaul, one that could learn much from America. It was later adapted for television for BBC Two.

More recently, Jonathan has fronted The Talk Show on BBC 4 as well as several programmes for Channel 4, including a debate on the legacy of the Second World War.

Before 1997, Jonathan served for four years as the Guardian's Washington Correspondent and the US remains an area of specialist interest, along with the politics of Britain and the Middle East.

He has written for a variety of US publications, including the New York Times , Los Angeles Times and Newsweek .

In the annual What the Papers Say awards of 2002, Jonathan Freedland was named Columnist of the Year and praised for his "incisive, original, strong and very outspoken views".




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