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.

George Bush with Midge Decter et al. in the Oval Office

Midge Decter’s Reactionary Legacy Midge Decter’s Reactionary Legacy

Ronnie Grinberg joins the Time of Monsters podcast to discuss the leading advocate of anti-feminism and homophobia.

May 25, 2022 / Audio / Jeet Heer

Hungarian Rhapsody: The Right Dreams of an “American Orbánism”

Hungarian Rhapsody: The Right Dreams of an “American Orbánism” Hungarian Rhapsody: The Right Dreams of an “American Orbánism”

Whether it’s a new variation of “the socialism of fools” or the same old fascist shell game, the Hungarian leader’s illiberal democracy has the American right under its spell.

May 23, 2022 / Jeet Heer

George W. Bush at a baseball game

George W. Bush Stumbles Into a Moment of Truth George W. Bush Stumbles Into a Moment of Truth

The former president’s gaffe reminds us that his launching of a criminal war still demands justice.

May 20, 2022 / Jeet Heer

Tucker Carlson’s Mouthpiece, Glenn Greenwald

Tucker Carlson’s Mouthpiece, Glenn Greenwald Tucker Carlson’s Mouthpiece, Glenn Greenwald

Eoin Higgins comes on the Time of Monsters podcast to discuss how the contrarian pundit is now whitewashing racism.

May 18, 2022 / Audio / Jeet Heer

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

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