Lewis Lapham | The Nation

Lewis Lapham

Author Bios

Lewis Lapham

Lewis Lapham, former editor of Harper's is launching a new venture, Lapham's
Quarterly. His most recent book is Pretensions to Empire.


News and Features

The news media these days look to outperform one another in their showings of concern for the lost battalion of America’s unemployed. Consult any newspaper, wander the Internet or the television talk-show circuit, and at the top of the column or the hour the headline is jobs.

Celebrity messiahs have come to redeem our country, not govern it (and don’t forget Marilyn and Elvis and Jackie O and Diana and Oprah and Brangelina and David Hasselhoff).

The CIA and me and other adventures in American sports.

Her writing--sharp, satirical, infused with the spirit of skepticism--reminds us that dissent rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.