“As the forum was getting underway, several dozen police officers marched into the conference room. The commanding officer seized the floor… and announced that our meeting was ‘illegal’ and that all its participants were being taken into police custody. The initial burst of laughter from the audience quickly changed to chants of “shame” and “fascists” as officers grabbed each of us by the arms and escorted us outside to waiting prisoner vans.”
“The year 2022 will mark 200 years of official relations between Mexico and the United States. But before we’re able to celebrate this milestone, we must first work to safeguard freedom, democracy and the rule of law in Mexico under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s illiberal rule.”
“American society is more willing than ever before to speak out against racism and to embrace Black history, but we continue to make the fatal mistake of taking the concept of race itself for granted.”
“[F]or a few seconds, I listened to the voice of the man whose job, it appears, is to physically eliminate people like myself, opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.” This month, after an investigation conducted by Bellingcat, the Insider, and Der Spiegel identified the operatives likely responsible for attempting to poison him, Vladimir Kara-Murza called one of the men who tried to kill him.
For the TLS, Becca Rothfeld reviews Slavoj Zizek’s monograph Pandemic!.
Shawn McCreesh talks with Celeste Marcus about what it was like to grow up in a suburb of Philadelphia ravaged by the opioid crisis.
Michael Ignatieff, rector of Central European University, chats with Celeste Marcus about what it was like to watch America desecrate its own sacred institutions from Europe, and what that desecration represents for the United States and the world.
Leon Wieseltier and Celeste Marcus discuss where we are.
What’s the current state of freedom of expression? What was the damage of recent of US politics? What’s next? Le Monde asks Leon Wieseltier for his view points.
Danielle Crittenden, Peggy Noonan and Liberties’ Leon Wieseltier celebrate a passion for politics and for understanding.
A podcast interview with Bill Reichblum on the countercultural approach of Liberties Journal.
Glenn Loury sits down with Liberties Editor Leon Wieseltier and lets the sparks of inspiration and insight fly.
Where’s the love in politics? Il Foglio interviews Leon Wieseltier.
In our age of digital overloads and immediate media, Liberties turns to a tried and true technology.
Can Old-School Intellectualism Make a Comeback In A New Era?
Home town pride and finding the next gen of writers. The Jewish Exponent interviews Celeste Marcus.
Three years after #MeToo allegations sank his Laurene Powell Jobs–funded magazine, Leon Wieseltier wants back in.