About Alexandra

Alexandra Hudson is passionate about the way that ideas, storytelling, and beauty can change people’s lives. She is the curator of Civic Renaissance, a newsletter and intellectual community dedicated to lifelong learning, goodness, truth, and healing our public discourse through reviving the wisdom of the past. She is an award-winning writer and journalist currently writing a book on civility and civic revival for St. Martin’s Press, one of the top five largest publishing houses in the world.

Alexandra earned her Masters 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 public policy—including a recent appointment at the US Department of Education where she helped administer a budget of $16 billion.

From Vancouver to Orlando, and from Sydney to Paris, Alexandra is an in-demand speaker, frequently engaging audiences both across North America and around the world.

A former Novak Journalism Fellow, she regularly contributes to Fox News, CBS News and other television outlets, and also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, and Newsweek, among other outlets. She has been recognized as among Vancouver’s “Top 20 Under 20,” and her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, and The Indianapolis Star, among other local, national and international outlets.

She lives with her husband and son in Indianapolis, Indiana, where you can find them enjoying classic films, dabbling in water color, or reading a Platonic dialogue.

Alexandra Hudson is passionate about the way that ideas, storytelling, and beauty can change people’s lives. She is the curator of Civic Renaissance, a newsletter and intellectual community dedicated to lifelong learning, goodness, truth, and healing our public discourse through reviving the wisdom of the past. She is an award-winning writer and journalist currently writing a book on civility and civic revival for St. Martin’s Press, one of the top five largest publishing houses in the world.

Alexandra earned her Masters 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 public policy—including a recent appointment at the US Department of Education where she helped administer a budget of $16 billion.

From Vancouver to Orlando, and from Sydney to Paris, Alexandra is an in-demand speaker, frequently engaging audiences both across North America and around the world.

A former Novak Journalism Fellow, she regularly contributes to Fox News, CBS News and other television outlets, and also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, and Newsweek, among other outlets. She has been recognized as among Vancouver’s “Top 20 Under 20,” and her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, and The Indianapolis Star, among other local, national and international outlets.

She lives with her husband and son in Indianapolis, Indiana, where you can find them enjoying classic films, dabbling in water color, or reading a Platonic dialogue.

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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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