"True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities"

"True Gentlemen: The Broken Pledge of America's Fraternities"

John Hechinger

3.12.2018

John Hechinger

John Hechinger, a senior editor at Bloomberg News, was a 2011 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service and a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for his reporting on education. Before joining Bloomberg in 2010, he was a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal, where he focused on education and finance. A graduate of Yale University, he lives near Boston with his wife and daughter.

True Gentlemen” takes readers deep into the world of fraternity culture and reveals how profoundly that culture influences Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington. As centerpieces of campus life, fraternities still struggle with their original sins – what author John Hechinger calls “the unholy trinity” of dangerous drinking, misogyny, and racism. For a nation faced with the current politics of divisiveness, “True Gentlemen” argues that the college fraternity offers a chance to understand – and address – the roots of essential American conflicts.

John Hechinger, a senior editor at Bloomberg News, was a 2011 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service and a two-time winner of the George Polk Award for his reporting on education. Before joining Bloomberg in 2010, he was a senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal, where he focused on education and finance.