Paul Street is an author, journalist, political commentator, historian, editor, and speaker based in Iowa City, Iowa, and Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of seven books to date, including Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics (Paradigm, 2008) and They Rule: The 1% v. Democracy (Paradigm, 2014). Mr. Street is a regular contributor to Truthdig, telesur English, Counterpunch, Black Agenda Report, and Z magazine.
Mr. Street’s essays, articles, reviews, interviews, and commentaries have appeared in numerous outlets, including Truthout, the Chicago Tribune, Capital City Times, In These Times, Chicago History, Critical Sociology, Journal of American Ethnic History, Social History, Review of Educational, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, Dissent, Economic & Political Weekly (India), Tinanbantu (South Africa), New Left Project (United Kingdom), Press TV (Iran), The Times of India (India), Morning Star (England), Al-Alkhbar (The News in Beirut, Lebanon), Monthly Review, History News Network, Tom’sDispatch, AlterNet., the Capital City Times (Madison, WI), and ZNet.
Mr. Street has doctorate in U.S. History from Binghamton University and has taught in a large number of Chicago-area colleges and universities. He was Director of Research at The Chicago Urban League (from 2000 through 2005),