The recent purge at The New Republic put a rare bright spotlight on the magazine of ideas. Neal Pollack looks back at its, umm, storied history — and its future.
The departure of most of the editorial team at The New Republic – including Franklin Foer, Leon Wieseltier, Judith Shulevitz and Julia Ioffe – didn’t just blow a hole in the landscape of American journalism. It also threw into doubt the future of what has long been a primary address for American Jewish thought.
How do you say kaddish for a magazine that is 100 years old? Jeffrey Salkin explains why Jewish readers have special reason to sit shiva after the bloodbath at The New Republic.
Franklin Foer, the editor in chief of The New Republic, and Leon Wieseltier, the magazine’s longtime literary editor, have resigned over disagreements with the publisher and new CEO.
Leon Wieseltier, the Literary Editor of The New Republic, does not exactly look like an athlete. That’s why you should watch him throw out the first pitch of a Nationals baseball game – and then leave the field as quickly as he can.
Nate Silver claims that data-driven journalism trumps everything. Elissa Strauss thinks Jewish tradition as explained by Abraham Joshua Heschel offers a pretty good rebuke.
The White House has acknowledged the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons. J.J. Goldberg explains the question is no longer whether we get involved in the civil war, but how.