Katrina vanden Heuvel

Editorial Director and Publisher


Katrina vanden Heuvel is editorial director and publisher of The Nation, America’s leading source of progressive politics and culture. She served as editor of the magazine from 1995 to 2019.

America: Global Leader or Global Cop? America: Global Leader or Global Cop?

Earlier this month, The Nation and The Economist held a debate in New York City. Billed as "America's Role in the World: Protector or Predator," it was a wide-ranging discussion ...

Jun 25, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Double-Standards for Dissidents Double-Standards for Dissidents

President Bush's support for Iranian student protesters reminds me of something a Russian friend said to me many years ago, during the Soviet era: "You Americans are an odd peopl...

Jun 23, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Newt’s Smashmouth Foreign Policy Newt’s Smashmouth Foreign Policy

Deploying his smashmouth style of personal diplomacy, Newt Gingrich is again assailing the State Department as a "broken institution," for its failures in implementing President ...

Jun 20, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Where To Find WMDs Where To Find WMDs

Want to know where to find weapons of mass destruction? Last weekend, the New York Times buried an article on how authorities in Thailand had seized as much as sixty-six pounds ...

Jun 18, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

A General’s Farewell A General’s Farewell

Remember General Eric Shinseki, the Army Chief of Staff, who warned that occupying Iraq might require hundreds of thousands of soldiers for an extended period? He was immediately...

Jun 16, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

How to Really Save Private Lynch How to Really Save Private Lynch

"We face an unemployment problem that is certainly without precedent in my lifetime," said Paul Bremer, the US-appointed Governor of Iraq, as he unveiled a $100 million public wo...

Jun 14, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Where’s the Accountability? Where’s the Accountability?

Remember the outrage over Bill Clinton's dissembling about Monica? But where's the outrage on the right over this Administration's manipulation of intelligence regarding Iraq's W...

Jun 9, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Reality TV and Historical Amnesia Reality TV and Historical Amnesia

As Gore Vidal likes to say, we're living in the United States of Amnesia. If you had any reason to doubt the great man, check out the new reality shows crowding our TV screens cu...

Jun 7, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Risks of Inaction The Risks of Inaction

Remember Vice President Dick Cheney's dire warning, in the run-up to war against Iraq: "The risks of inaction are far greater than the risk of action." I'd like to see Congressio...

Jun 6, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The United States of France? The United States of France?

Condoleezza Rice is still lecturing the French for refusing to support war against Iraq. Congress is still serving "freedom" fries for lunch. Donald Rumsfeld has consigned France...

Jun 4, 2003 / Katrina vanden Heuvel