New Republic Contributing Editor Sherwin B. Nuland passed away Monday morning. Nuland was a regular and beloved contributor to the magazine.
Everybody loves the Pennsylvania Polka.
December 20, 1982
The legendary comedian lived through more tragedy than most men—and still managed to crack jokes.
Maxine Kumin passed away yesterday at age 88. Here, two poems from The New Republic archive.
He ultimately confronted the right wing. Will Netanyahu do the same?
Peace in Israel will depend on whether Netanyahu is prepared to follow in Sharon’s footsteps.
To understand the modern internet, you need to understand the cranky wisdom of this journalism icon
Peter Kaplan, the longtime New York Observer editor, died November 29. In this 2012 profile, Nathan Heller described Kaplan, who had just launched a glossy magazine for Fairchild Fashion Media, as one of the most influential figures in journalism.
The Velvet Underground and the Velvet Revolution
Lou Reed, RIP: Listen to the Czech Dissident Band that Covered "Sweet Jane," Inspired Vaclav Havel, and Helped Upend Communism
Former House Speaker Tom Foley died today at age 84. Foley led the House of Representatives between 1989 and the Republican revolution of 1994. A few days before he became speaker, a scandal erupted over a Republican National Committee memo entitled "Tom Foley: Out of the Liberal Closet" and comparing the Spokane Congressman to openly gay Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank.
The New Republic mourns the death of our beloved film critic, Stanley Kauffmann
We begin to understand people when we know their heroes. Jean Bethke Elshtain’s intellectual hero was St. Augustine; her political hero was Vaclav Havel. From Augustine she learned that evil is a real and active force in human affairs and that it is our duty to oppose it as best we can. From Havel she learned the power of bearing intransigent witness to truth and the importance of treating one’s adversaries with restraint and magnanimity.