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Todd S Purdum

Todd S. Purdum is the author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come and A Time of Our Choosing . He is a staff writer for The Atlantic , having previously worked for more than twenty years at The New York Times , where he covered beats from City Hall to the White House and served as Los Angeles bureau chief. He has also been a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and a senior writer at Politico . A native of Macomb, Illinois, and a graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife,...See more