Richard Lingeman

Senior Editor

Richard Lingeman, a former senior editor of The Nation, covered books and writers for The New York Times Book Review in the 1970s. He is the author of the biographies Theodore Dreiser: An American Journey and Sinclair Lewis: Rebel From Main Street.

Farewell to Citizen Doctorow

Farewell to Citizen Doctorow Farewell to Citizen Doctorow

The novelist’s many essays in The Nation demonstrate his glittering style, eloquence, and firm moral vision.

Jul 23, 2015 / Richard Lingeman

Reading Christopher

Reading Christopher Reading Christopher

With a dry, sharp, ironic voice—Christopher Hitchens graced The Nation’s pages from 1978 to 2006. The best of his articles, columns and reviews are collected here....

Dec 16, 2011 / Richard Lingeman

The Compleat Edward Sorel The Compleat Edward Sorel

A must-see exhibit at New York's School of Visual Arts looks back on the inimitable satirist's sixty years of work.

Oct 24, 2011 / Richard Lingeman

Brecht on Wall Street Brecht on Wall Street

The clever, impassioned homemade signs dotting Zuccotti Park recall the work of Bertolt Brecht.

Oct 17, 2011 / Richard Lingeman

Audacity Audacity


Mar 12, 2010 / Edward Sorel and Richard Lingeman

The Files’ Tale: Redbaited by the FBI The Files’ Tale: Redbaited by the FBI

How The Nation's special issue on the bureau brought down the wrath of J. Edgar Hoover.

Dec 22, 2009 / Feature / Richard Lingeman

Nader’s Road to Utopia Nader’s Road to Utopia

In Ralph Nader's new utopian novel, "only the super-rich can save us."

Sep 23, 2009 / Books & the Arts / Richard Lingeman

How to Talk to Wall Street (If You Must) How to Talk to Wall Street (If You Must)

Obama shouldn't tone down his rhetoric on contentious subjects like racial profiling and executive bonuses. In fact he should emulate politicians of the past who often went off scr...

Jul 30, 2009 / Richard Lingeman

Reagan Wins: The Hollow Man Reagan Wins: The Hollow Man

Like a veteran door-to-door salesman, Ronald Reagan is a huckster, only instead of vacuum cleaners, he peddles fear--so successfully that he is now president of the United States.

May 6, 2009 / Richard Lingeman

Sorel’s People Sorel’s People

In Literary Lives, caricaturist Edward Sorel tells all and then some about giants like Yeats, Proust, Hellman and Jung within the humble frame of a comic strip.

May 26, 2006 / Books & the Arts / Richard Lingeman