Leon Wieseltier
Literary Editor

Obama Against ISIS: The End of Halfheartedness?
September 09, 2014

Interventionists are not less calm than isolationists; we are only more sleep-deprived.

Obama Was Wrong. The Era of Humanitarian Intervention Is Not Over.
August 27, 2014

Obama thought he could end humanitarian intervention. He was momentously wrong.

Israel and Gaza: A Just and Unjust War
August 06, 2014

The conduct of a war must influence the way we think about it. 

Israel at War With Hamas and Itself
The ugly realities of murders and missiles
July 16, 2014

The ugly realities of murders and missiles.

Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014
Farewell to a master and a friend
June 25, 2014

Farewell to a master and a friend

A Defense (Sort of) of Twitter
I don't tweet, but I see why some of you do
June 12, 2014

Leon Wieseltier responds to Alain de Botton's attack on Twitter.

Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.
June 10, 2014

Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.

Why Clinton Chose Maya Angelou to Read at his Inauguration
May 28, 2014

A critical take on the new president and the established poet. 

Obama, the Shoah, and Syria
The president's hypocrisy about genocide
May 21, 2014

If the president is not prepared to “do something now and quickly,” then he should stifle himself.

"The Russian War on Ukraine Is One of the Proving Grounds of Principle in Our Time"
Remarks from Kiev
May 19, 2014

Leon Wieselteir speaks to a gathering in Kiev about the fight for liberty, democracy, and pluralism.

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