Leon Wieseltier
Literary Editor

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
Obama abandons another country to its fate
April 23, 2014

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

The Emptiness of Data Journalism
Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns
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?

The Smallness of Barack Obama: Diminishment, Drift, and Sighful Contemplation
A Chinese dissident shows us how to dream big
January 29, 2014

Obama's defeatist State of the Union should have taken its cues from the words of an inspiring Chinese dissident.

Iran Is Not Our Friend
January 25, 2014

The post-American world is here: behold it and weep.

The Academic Boycott of Israel Is a Travesty
December 17, 2013

Who needs Abu Mazen to speak for the Palestinians when you can have an associate professor of ethnic studies at the University of California, San Diego? 

A Revelation on the Beach
December 12, 2013

Montecito is an impossibly lovely and privileged town between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the sea, just east of Santa Barbara. The place shows no signs of strain of any kind.

"By Doing Nothing in Syria, Obama Ensured That There Is Nothing We Can Do."
November 08, 2013

The grim morality of our realpolitik stance on Syria

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