Leon Wieseltier

Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy, Brookings Institution

Leon Wieseltier is the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institution and a contributing editor and critic at The Atlantic. From 1983 to 2014, he was literary editor of The New Republic. Wieseltier is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Kaddish, a 2000 National Book Award finalist. He has written many widely published essays on a broad variety of subjects, including technology and culture, foreign policy and the spread of democracy, the refugee crisis, the ethics of interventionism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East, and religion and politics. In 2013, Wieseltier was awarded the Dan David Prize.

Videos/Audio of Leon Wieseltier

Three survivors of the war in Syria share their personal stories of strength and determination under the most difficult... See more
Is America turning its back on the humanities? The evidence seems real when we see declining enrollments in the... See more
The architecture of how we live our lives is badly in need of renovation and repair. One of the things that makes it... See more
With signs of rising anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in many parts of the world today, many worry that xenophobia... See more
The internet is 50 years old now. It's made up of billions of nodes of which 99% were not imagined when the... See more
A discussion featuring Arianna Huffington and Leon Wieseltier See more