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 her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the London School of Economics as a Rotary Scholar, and has served at the local, state, and federal levels of government and policy—including a recent appointment at the U.S. Department of Education. She was awarded a 2019 Novak Fellowship for her original reporting and analysis on civility, public discourse, and civil society in America.

Now a full-time journalist and writer, Alexandra is an in-demand speaker and commentator, appearing frequently on local, national and international television outlets such as CBS, Fox News, and others. She is a regular contributor to USA Today, and also writes for The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, Newsweek, and other nationwide 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 her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the London School of Economics as a Rotary Scholar, and has served at the local, state, and federal levels of government and policy—including a recent appointment at the U.S. Department of Education. She was awarded a 2019 Novak Fellowship for her original reporting and analysis on civility, public discourse, and civil society in America.

Now a full-time journalist and writer, Alexandra is an in-demand speaker and commentator, appearing frequently on local, national and international television outlets such as CBS, Fox News, and others. She is a regular contributor to USA Today, and also writes for The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, Newsweek, and other nationwide 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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