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.

David Koch

Even David Koch’s Philanthropy Was Toxic Even David Koch’s Philanthropy Was Toxic

Like other plutocrats, from Andrew Carnegie to Jeff Bezos, the late billionaire used charity to legitimize inequality.

Aug 26, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Quentin Tarantino

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Is a Science Fiction Film ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Is a Science Fiction Film

Far from wallowing in nostalgia, Tarantino is using alternative history to critique conventional Hollywood endings.

Aug 23, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Newt Gingrich

Conservatives’ Freakout Over the 1619 Project Reveals Their Fear of America’s Actual Past Conservatives’ Freakout Over the 1619 Project Reveals Their Fear of America’s Actual Past

It turns out conservatives love history—unless it’s true.

Aug 21, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Stephen Miller cabinet meeting

Stephen Miller Is a Perfectly Mainstream Republican Stephen Miller Is a Perfectly Mainstream Republican

His cruelty is all-American—and it’s shared by millions of others who make up the GOP’s base.

Aug 19, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Bill Maher

Rooting for a Recession Is Dangerous—Especially Under Trump Rooting for a Recession Is Dangerous—Especially Under Trump

Unless Democrats offer real alternatives, an economic downturn will only lead to more misery and social strife.

Aug 16, 2019 / Jeet Heer

Epstein’s Death Demands Investigation, Not Conspiracy Theories

Epstein’s Death Demands Investigation, Not Conspiracy Theories Epstein’s Death Demands Investigation, Not Conspiracy Theories

Trump wants to push the Epstein story into the realm of free-floating speculation and fantasy. We need to keep it grounded in evidence.

Aug 12, 2019 / Jeet Heer

The Myth of Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

The Myth of Resistance Inside the Trump Administration The Myth of Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

The adults in the room are complicit in a dangerous presidency.

Aug 9, 2019 / Jeet Heer

No Gods, No Masters, No ‘New York Times’

No Gods, No Masters, No ‘New York Times’ No Gods, No Masters, No ‘New York Times’

Progressives should still subscribe to the newspaper of record. Just don’t expect it to save us from Trump.

Aug 7, 2019 / Jeet Heer

After the El Paso Massacre, the Choice Is Green Socialism or Eco-Fascism

After the El Paso Massacre, the Choice Is Green Socialism or Eco-Fascism After the El Paso Massacre, the Choice Is Green Socialism or Eco-Fascism

The alleged shooter mixes standard Trumpian racism with Malthusian fascism.

Aug 5, 2019 / Editorial / Jeet Heer

The Third-Tier Candidates Strike Back

The Third-Tier Candidates Strike Back The Third-Tier Candidates Strike Back

Their candidacy may not be plausible, but their evisceration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is important.

Aug 1, 2019 / Jeet Heer

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