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Leon Wieseltier

Not By Maureen Dowd

John McQuaid | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy
John McQuaid

Obama promised us the utopias of Philip K. Dick and Aldous Huxley and all we got was James Cameron: Osama avatars prancing through security in PETN-enhanced underpants.

Idolizing Data: What Should We Measure?

Charles Kolb | Posted 04.06.2015 | Education
Charles Kolb

Do you ever wonder whether, at times, the fact-and-measurement industry in this country might be going a tad overboard? After all, we are still limited by 24-hour days, and what we do with those precious moments is important.

Inside the Collapse of The New Republic

The New Yorker | Posted 12.12.2014 | Media

Last Friday morning, Chris Hughes, the owner of The New Republic, and Guy Vidra, the magazine’s C.E.O., presided over a meeting at the publication...

Michael Calderone

New Republic Exodus: Staff Resigns En Masse Over Editorial Changes | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.05.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- Dozens of staff members and contributing editors at The New Republic resigned en masse Friday morning, less than 24 hours after top editor...

Michael Calderone

New Republic Editors Resign In Major Shake-Up | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.04.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- In one of the biggest editorial shake-ups in The New Republic's 100-year history, editor Franklin Foer and literary editor Leon Wieseltier...

Michael Calderone

The New Republic Celebrates Its Past At Centennial Gala As Staff Look Anxiously Toward Future | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- New Republic publisher Chris Hughes began his speech Wednesday night at the very beginning. In front of Washington’s political and med...

Ukraine's Neo-con Champions Champion Mainly Themselves

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Wieseltier's most heretical statements in the weeks preceding the Kiev congress declared that the United States is as weak as Putin's Russia is evil, owing mainly to the misleadership of Obama.

A Foreign-Policy Problem No One Talks About

Jim Sleeper | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

Instead of acknowledging their deepest feelings openly, or even to themselves, the writers I've mentioned who've brought so much folly and destruction upon their republic, are doubling down, more nervous and desperate than ever, looking for someone else to blame.

A Commentator Lost in Washington's House of Columns

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

There are indeed times when liberals must fight to defend liberalism, sometimes to defeat enemies who've arisen, as did fascism and much of Communism, from within the interstices and contradictions of liberal capitalism itself. But Leon Wieseltier lives for those times.

Leon Wieseltier's Tractatus

Francis Levy | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Leon Wieseltier has written his own Tractatus. At least that's the unequivocal aphoristic style in which the first three paragraphs of his review of A...

Chuck Hagel: 'A Touch Anti-Semitic'? A 'Bugaboo Issue'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

I would bet my bottom dollar that, along with Thomas Friedman, Leon Wieseltier and yours truly (of Jewish ancestry), Mr. Cohen is a steadfast champion of the Jewish state, too.

Israel at 64: Love is Complex

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

We have had 64 years of building a homeland for the Jewish people, an heroic task that has at times succeeded beyond our wildest dreams, and of which we are immensely proud, and at times let us down in deep and painful ways. That is what it means to be in a loving relationship.

Influence and Conviction: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

Sohrab Ahmari | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Sohrab Ahmari

News of Christopher Hitchens' death -- he would have detested "passing" -- reached me early Friday morning. After a few hours of despair, I felt impelled to record my sense of loss in writing.

A Seder For Broken Jews

David Suissa | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
David Suissa

A big fashion of recent times has been to rewrite or repackage the Passover haggadah to fit our individual tastes. The Master Story of the Jews, then, becomes the Master Story of Me.

Andrew Sullivan is Not an Anti-Semite

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ben Cohen

Sullivan's former friend and editor Leon Wieseltier wrote a hit piece on Sullivan on TNR that basically accused Sullivan of anti-Semitism. He is totally off-base in his criticism.

Who's Responsible? We Might Never Know

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The mistakes or missteps of President Bush lie not merely in his administration's lack of transparency, but in its disregard for the establishment of goals.