Editor of the New Republic

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.

World Cup 2014: Watching Brazil vs. Chile Aboard a Plane

newrepublic.com — Game time is sacred except for those logistical incompetents who book flights at that hour. How do I know that the passengers on the TAM flight from Salvador to São Paulo were there by mistake?

In Defense of Conventional Wisdom

newrepublic.com — There are certain ideas so beyond the pale they cannot be publicly defended. You never see politicians arguing for child molestation or op-eds defending Hitler. But there is one particular idea so disdained, so monstrous, that it must be pulled out and flayed almost daily: conventional wisdom.
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Oct 27, 2014

RT @tnr: Hey SF people! Come see @franklinfoer talk about liberalism and our new anthology tonight! worldaffairs.org/events/event/1…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @rtraister: "please, if you’re feeling sluggish & febrile, be a mensch & don’t go bowling" wise words from @juliaioffe http://t.co/SY5kX…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @noamscheiber: If this Ferguson video doesn't inspire you to vote, nothing will: newrepublic.com/article/119938…

Oct 17, 2014

RT @world_affairs: Next week: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America ow.ly/CVNvu @tnr editor @FranklinFoer joins us 10.27 at 7pm

Oct 17, 2014

This great contribution to the Amazon debate calls out the company's naive defenders. qz.com/282971

Oct 16, 2014

RT @tnr: The harrowing first report from Dachau concentration camp in 1934: on.tnr.com/1ucEKDe pic.twitter.com/5dCYbwuLY7

Oct 16, 2014

RT @HarperPerennial: I think you and I should go to the @nypl on Monday to celebrate INSURRECTIONS OF THE MIND with @franklinfoer & more: h…

Oct 15, 2014

RT @Gary__Bass: Strong @jacklgoldsmith @mattwaxman1: Obama's "remarkable legacy of expanded presidential power to use military force" newrepublic.com/article/119827…

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