Editor of the New Republic

Marion Barry Dead at 78: A Look at His Political Comebacks

newrepublic.com — If you care about Washington, you inevitably expend enormous quantities of breath defending the place. You develop a long enemies list. There are the populist bullies, such as George W. Bush, who bash the inside-the-Beltway mentality.

How The New Republic Was Founded

newrepublic.com — I. On a fall night in 1914, Theodore Roosevelt summoned the young editors of a yet-unpublished magazine to the seat of his ex-presidency, his estate on the north shore of Long Island. The old Bull Moose had caught wind of the new project and wanted to make sure that the editors had the full benefit of his extensive wisdom.

Amazon's Monopoly Must Be Broken Up: A Radical Plan for the Tech Giant

newrepublic.com — Before we speak ill of Amazon, let us kneel down before it. Twenty years ago, the company began with the stated goal of creating a bookstore as comprehensive as the great Library of Alexandria, and then quickly managed to make even that grandiloquent ambition look puny.

Insurrections of the Mind

harpercollins.com — To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the twentieth century's most important thinkers.

Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America (9780062340399): Franklin Foer: Books

amazon.com — To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine. Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted and shaped the state of American liberalism, publishing many of the twentieth century's most important thinkers.

Ferguson's Lesson: Local Government Poses the Real Threat to Liberty

newrepublic.com — The libertarian's jeremiads about creeping tyranny often seem the ravings of a paranoid. Then along comes Ferguson to confirm the dark warnings: Warrior cops stalk suburban streets, dressed in Desert Storm green and wielding automatic weapons aimed to fire. They detain journalists, hurl smoke bombs into unarmed crowds, and bury incriminating details.

Insurrections of the Mind by Franklin Foer

Was Brazil 2014 the Last Great World Cup?

newrepublic.com — Vladimir Putin loomed at the center of the Maracanã today. And in a way, he's loomed over this whole past month of soccer. Russia will host the next tournament and then Qatar the one after that, and there was always the unspoken sense that this was the last of the great World Cups-a moment of relative innocence before the fall.

Brazil-Germany: Luiz Scolari Taught His Team to Play Scared

newrepublic.com — When Brazil lost a relative squeaker to France in the finals of the 1998 World Cup, the country's congress held intensive investigations and hauled some of its most storied athletes before a panel of preening politicians. Conspiracy theories swirled that cast blame in all directions-one widely held notion attributed the defeat to the machinations of Nike.

America's Hooked on Soccer, and This World Cup is Only The Beginning

newrepublic.com — I didn't believe. Or rather, I struggled to believe that soccer in the United States would generate the passionate enthusiasm that crams bars, that causes large number of salarymen to wears jerseys on match day, that engenders palpable euphoria and then disappointment. I would have predicted that the game was still years away from this kind of following.
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Nov 26, 2014

RT @SStossel: "Resist the vulgar prosperity that retrogrades ever to barbarism"--@mroth78 (quoting Emerson) on role of college. newrepublic.com/article/120405…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @EJDionne: Really powerful from @jonathanchait: "Obama's speech on #Ferguson was tortured because being liberal is hard." nymag.com/daily/intellig…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @aldaily: Bertolt Brecht wore long underwear, looked like Gertrude Stein, and wrote surprisingly good erotic poetry aldai.ly/1CaHlqQ

Nov 25, 2014

You can also blame the Feds for the inadequate response to campus rape, argues @judithshulevitz newrepublic.com/article/120401… via

Nov 25, 2014

Fraternities have become lab experiments for the distillation of male sexual aggression. newrepublic.com/article/120401…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @JudithShulevitz: McCullough: "Duty of grand jury to separate fact from fiction." Wrong. It's to determine probable cause, not truth. newrepublic.com/article/120395…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @reidcherlin: I took a long trip with Chuck Hagel for @TNR, and now I can finally write about it: newrepublic.com/article/120397…

Nov 24, 2014

George W. Bush handled the Rumsfeld execution so much more artfully.

Nov 24, 2014

Suddenly, this is the most fun workplace in America.... nyti.ms/1xJDLje

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