(Bloomsbury USA)

Clinton, we are told, mentioned our former colleague and Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne’s latest work, “Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.”

“This is the best thing E.J. has written in 20 years -- since ‘Why Americans Hate Politics,’ ” Clinton said, according to a source.

If it’s as good as “Why Americans Hate Politics,” must be pretty good. It’s also gotten praise from folks on the right and left as well as an upbeat review in this paper.