Oct 20 2023 Watch
Guest Profile

Leon Wieseltier

Leon Wieseltier is an accomplished editor with a vast knowledge of politics, culture and Jewish history. He was a prominent and powerful editor at The New Republic for three decades, from 1982-2014, before leaving over difference on editorial policy with new owners. He is now the editor of new quarterly, Liberties, which explores all manner of ideas.

Wieseltier has lived a much discussed personal lifestyle as he has made his way through the halls of academia, intellectual fellowship, and cultural influence. He now seems in a new place in his life that offers less time for power dynamics and more time to consider not only parenthood and friends but also ideas, which were always his first love.

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