Leon Wieseltier
Literary Editor

Saul Bellow's Ferocious Beliefs
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
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"
May 19, 2014

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

Ukraine: Thinking Together
May 12, 2014

A gathering of the minds in Kiev.

J Street's Rejection Is a Scandal
May 07, 2014

The exclusion of an opinion is not a refutation of it.

The Inconvenience of History
April 23, 2014

Obama is abandoning Ukraine to its fate. Just as he has with so many others.

The Emptiness of Data Journalism
March 19, 2014

Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns

Ukrainian Lessons for an American President
March 07, 2014

We must mentally arm ourselves against a reality about which we only recently disarmed ourselves: the reality of protracted conflict.

The Shoah and the Art Market
February 16, 2014

After the recovery of missing Holocaust art from Munich, the papers have been full of breathless stories about the art's value. Is somebody missing the point?