Jeet Heer

National Affairs Correspondent

@HeerJeet

Jeet Heer is a national affairs correspondent for The Nation and host of the weekly Nation podcast, The Time of Monsters. He also pens the monthly column “Morbid Symptoms.” The author of In Love with Art: Francoise Mouly’s Adventures in Comics with Art Spiegelman (2013) and Sweet Lechery: Reviews, Essays and Profiles (2014), Heer has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The American Prospect, The GuardianThe New Republic, and The Boston Globe.

Elon Musk speaks at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on May 6, 2024.

Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action Elon Musk’s Creepy Workplace Is Techno-Feudalism in Action

Multiple harassment allegations illuminate why the tech mogul has embraced Trumpism.

Jun 14, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Steve Schwarzman speaking to students

Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump Why Plutocrats Are Rallying to Trump

Civic lessons won’t sway America’s oligarchs. Instead, we need forthright economic populism to bring them to heel.

Jun 10, 2024 / Jeet Heer

People at a movie theater.

Hollywood’s Blockbuster Crisis Hollywood’s Blockbuster Crisis

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Daniel Bessner discusses what corporate monopolies are doing to the dream factory.

Jun 9, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace occupy the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on November 6, 2023.

Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites

Pundits and politicians are elevating blatantly dishonest polls to shore up an indefensible war.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton attend a portrait unveiling ceremony in the Russell Senate Office Building on December 8, 2016.

Showing Contempt for Young Voters Is a Great Way for Democrats to Lose in November Showing Contempt for Young Voters Is a Great Way for Democrats to Lose in November

Hillary Clinton’s arrogance already lost one election. And if Joe Biden follows her example, it can easily cost another.

Jun 6, 2024 / Column / Jeet Heer

General views of the “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” skyscraper billboard campaign in Hollywood, California.

Addiction to Blockbuster Franchises Is Killing Hollywood Addiction to Blockbuster Franchises Is Killing Hollywood

Corporate consolidation means tired and increasingly unpopular sequels.

Jun 3, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Trump after guilty verdict

With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched With Trump’s Conviction, the 2024 Presidential Election Is Finally Launched

The Manhattan court case clarifies the stakes—and gives a chance for a Biden reboot.

May 31, 2024 / Jeet Heer

9/11 memorial at Bellevue Hospital

Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy Saudi Arabia’s September 11 Connection and the Contradictions of American Foreign Policy

How the state that aided terrorism on US soil has become an indispensable ally that the Biden administration is determined to placate at all costs.

May 29, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Martin Peretz in his magazine office.

Marty Peretz and the Neoliberal Reckoning Marty Peretz and the Neoliberal Reckoning

On this episode of The Time of Monsters, David Klion on the legacy of the former New Republic publisher.

May 26, 2024 / Audio / Jeet Heer

A worker hangs an election campaign billboard of the Likud party showing former US President Donald Trump, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on September 8, 2019.

Will Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Bless Donald Trump With an October Surprise? Will Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu Bless Donald Trump With an October Surprise?

Unlike Joe Biden, the former president benefits from international turmoil. 

May 24, 2024 / Jeet Heer

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