About Alexandra

Alexandra is passionate about the way that ideas and storytelling can change people’s lives. She is an award-winning writer based in Indianapolis, currently working on a book on civility and American civic renewal.

She earned a Masters degree in Social Policy at the London School of Economics as a Rotary Scholar, and has served at the local, state and federal levels of government and public policy—most recently holding an appointment at the US Department of Education.

Now a full-time writer, speaker, and consultant, she has appeared on Fox News and contributes to The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, The Washington Examiner, and other national outlets.

Alexandra is passionate about the way that ideas and storytelling can change people’s lives. She is an award-winning writer based in Indianapolis, currently working on a book on civility and American civic renewal.

She earned a Masters degree in Social Policy at the London School of Economics as a Rotary Scholar, and has served at the local, state and federal levels of government and public policy—most recently holding an appointment at the US Department of Education.

Now a full-time writer, speaker, and consultant, she has appeared on Fox News and contributes to The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, The Washington Examiner, and other national outlets.

“There is something special about books... books thrill you to the marrow; they talk to you, counsel you, admit you to their living, speaking friendship.They introduce other books; each one creates a desire for another.”

- Petrarch on Bookhunting, 1346

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TIME - The Surprising Lesson About American History Hidden in Emily Post's Classic Etiquette

TIME – The Surprising Lesson About American History Hidden in Emily Post’s Classic Etiquette

As members of a “society of equals”—and without a God-ordained order of birth and rank—Americans have always suffered from a collective case of status anxiety. For this reason, they have ...
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POLITICO Magazine - Bring Back Patriotic Art

POLITICO Magazine – Bring Back Patriotic Art

Alexandra Hudson is working on her first book, about American civic renewal. “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” held Samuel Johnson. This unflattering sentiment has been adopted widely ...
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I’m Taking the Surly Train - Wall Street Journal

I’m Taking the Surly Train – Wall Street Journal

Commuters ride the subway in New York City, Nov. 15. PHOTO: WONG MAYE-E/ASSOCIATED PRESS New York
As a young man sprints across a subway car to grab a seat ...
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