Interview

The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
Bill James on “moneyball” in 2014 and backward political thinking
March 31, 2014

In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"

Q&A: A New Book's Explosive Claims About Pakistan and Osama Bin Laden
March 20, 2014

How much did the Pakistani government know?

The Confessions of David Remnick
The New Yorker editor on difficult writers, Obama's shortcomings, and learning from Anna Wintour
March 11, 2014

The editor of the New Yorker talks Russia, Obama, and whether he is creating cultural serfdom online.

"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"
The Creator of 'Transparent' Talks Amazon, Family Secrets, and TV Sexism
March 07, 2014

The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.

"We Are Speaking Very Loudly. We Are Carrying a Small Stick."
Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking the U.S. seriously
March 03, 2014

Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking us seriously about Ukraine. 

"I Don't See the President As An Intellectual at All"
A Q&A with Michael Ignatieff
February 20, 2014

The Harvard scholar turned failed Canadian politican on whether intellectuals could ever win at politics

Woody Allen, Quentin Tarantino, and the New Liberal Critique of Hollywood
An Oscars interview
February 18, 2014

The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended.

Dosvedanie to All That

In an exit interview, our ambassador to Russia on freedom, security, and how badly Putin wanted Obama to visit Sochi
February 13, 2014

Before he headed to Moscow in January 2012 as Barack Obama’s new ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul was itching to get out of government. He had dreams of moving back to Palo Alto. The weather’s nice, his family missed the place.

Interview: What Kind of Game is Hamid Karzai Playing?
January 30, 2014

This year will mark the withdrawal of the vast majority—and perhaps all—of the American troops in Afghanistan.

Will the Next World War Start in the Middle East?
January 25, 2014

Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.

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