Matthew Dallek


Matthew Dallek is an associate professor at George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management, a political historian, and a frequent commentator in the national news media on politics and history. His most recent book, Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security, chronicles fears of attacks on the United States by fascists during World War II and the epic battle pitting first lady Eleanor Roosevelt's social defense vision against New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia's campaign to militarize civilians. Dallek's first book, The Right Moment: Ronald Reagan's First Victory and the Decisive Turning Point in American Politics, trace…