Thomas Whalen interviewed on Tensions in the Presidential Race

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September 29th, 2012

Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

FOX 25′s Maria Stephanos talks with Tom Whalen, political historian and politics professor at Boston University, about the contentious days leading up to the Election Day…

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Thomas Whalen, PhD

Tom Whalen

Associate Professor of Social Science

Thomas J. Whalen is an associate professor of social science at Boston University and author of Kennedy versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race. Whalen’s latest book, A Higher Purpose: Profiles in Presidential Courage, resurrects Truman and eight other American leaders and the moments that defined their political careers, using John F. Kennedy’s 1955 best-seller, Profiles in Courage, as a touchstone. An expert in modern American politics, American foreign policy, and the American presidency, Whalen’s expert commentary has appeared in the New York Times,, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, and the AP. He has also appeared on several national broadcast outlets including CNN, NPR, and Reuters TV.

Professor Whalen in the Media

White House releases recipe in beer brouhaha
Boston Globe, 9/1/12

Analyzing Romney’s RNC speech
Minnesota Public Radio “The Daily Circuit”, 8/31/12

Boston Magazine, September 2012

More Whalen at Newsmakers

Areas of Expertise:

  • modern American politics and culture
  • American foreign policy
  • the American presidency


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