A Poem and A Logo: What Walt Whitman Gave The New Republic
November 19, 2014
There is no more evocative emblem of the vicissitudes of destiny, of the grand drama of forward movement, than a ship.
Reason and the Republic of Opinion
November 11, 2014
We need not be a nation of intellectuals, but we must not be a nation of idiots.
This Room Is the Most God-Forsaken and Man-Forsaken Place on Earth
October 09, 2014
Hell exists, and it is in the town of Makeni in Sierra Leone.
A Nude Breaks the Spell of the News
October 06, 2014
In praise of art as escapism.
Obama Against ISIS: The End of Halfheartedness?
September 09, 2014
Interventionists are not less calm than isolationists; we are only more sleep-deprived.
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
July 16, 2014
The ugly realities of murders and missiles.
Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014
June 25, 2014
Farewell to a master and a friend
A Defense (Sort of) of Twitter
June 12, 2014
Leon Wieseltier responds to Alain de Botton's attack on Twitter.