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.

Elise Stefanik’s Crocodile Tears Over the Buffalo Massacre

Elise Stefanik’s Crocodile Tears Over the Buffalo Massacre Elise Stefanik’s Crocodile Tears Over the Buffalo Massacre

Two opportunists demonstrate the triumph of Trumpist racism and conspiracy theories.

May 16, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Midge Decter speaking a lectern

Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach

The obituaries for the founding mother of neoconservatism fail to give a sense of how vile her opinions really were.

May 13, 2022 / Jeet Heer

The GOP’s Pedophilia Smears Are An Incitement to Violence

The GOP’s Pedophilia Smears Are An Incitement to Violence The GOP’s Pedophilia Smears Are An Incitement to Violence

The fusion of QAnon and Pizzagate conspiracy theories with a homophobic moral panic makes the current Republican grooming smears a threat to the physical safety of LGBTQ people.

May 12, 2022 / Column / Jeet Heer

What the Anti-Abortion Movement Learned From Abolitionists

What the Anti-Abortion Movement Learned From Abolitionists What the Anti-Abortion Movement Learned From Abolitionists

On this week’s podcast, Linda Hirschman discusses the problems of activism in a country divided against itself.

May 11, 2022 / Audio / Jeet Heer

President Biden claps during a speech in Cincinnati

Are Joe Biden, Democrats, Ready to Fight in a Post-“Roe” World? Are Joe Biden, Democrats, Ready to Fight in a Post-“Roe” World?

Reproductive freedom could give Democrats an edge if the party leadership weren’t so cowardly.

May 10, 2022 / Jeet Heer

The Dawn of an Even More Dangerous Cold War

The Dawn of an Even More Dangerous Cold War The Dawn of an Even More Dangerous Cold War

Many have forgotten the lessons of the Cuban missile crisis and the perils of nuclear war. Let’s hope Joe Biden isn’t among them.

Mar 18, 2022 / Column / Jeet Heer

Trump Putin Vietnam

The Coming Republican Civil War Over Russia The Coming Republican Civil War Over Russia

The crucial debate goes on hold during the invasion of Ukraine, while Republican realists remain MIA.

Mar 1, 2022 / Jeet Heer

The American Right’s Cult of Victor Orbán

The American Right’s Cult of Victor Orbán The American Right’s Cult of Victor Orbán

The Hungarian autocrat is proving worryingly influential.

Feb 23, 2022 / Column / Jeet Heer

A man with his back to the camera waves a Canadian flag in front of a protest

A Working-Class Uprising in Canada? A Working-Class Uprising in Canada?

The organizers and money are from wealthy right-wingers, but the “Freedom Convoy” touches broader popular discontent.

Feb 21, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics Terry Teachout and the Last of the Conservative Critics

He was a generation younger than Joan Didion and her cohort of critics who got their start at National Review. With his death, their strain of criticism seems not only rare but per...

Jan 20, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Jeet Heer

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