A sexual harassment scandal could stain the the legacy of Leon Wieseltier, one of the Jewish community’s top intellectuals.
I picked up my first copy of The New Republic as a teenager in 1993. The cover featured a caricature of Ross Perot as a salivating bug with the teaser “Pox Populi.” The magazine was smart, cheeky, disputatious and highbrow. It was also very Jewish.
The recent purge at The New Republic put a rare bright spotlight on the magazine of ideas. Neal Pollack looks back at its storied history and 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.
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.
When James Joyce attempted to flee Vichy France during World War II, the Swiss government thought that he was Jewish, like his character Leopold Bloom.
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.
An old Jewish tale says only a fool would give money to a beggar, then be upset that he has money. Likewise, Israel cannot have it both ways when it comes to Palestinian unity.
New Republic senior editor John Judis was reinvited to speak at the Museum of Jewish Heritage Friday, after having been disinvited to speak about his latest book.