Against Identity by Leon Wieseltier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Leon Wieseltier is an American critic and magazine editor. From to , he was the Against Identity is a collection of thoughts about the modern notion of identity. Wieseltier also edited and introduced a volume of works by Lionel. Title, Against identity. Author, Leon Wieseltier. Publisher, W. Drenttel, Original from, the University of California. Digitized, Jun 12, Length, 74 pages.

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Laura marked it as to-read Jan 02, Wieseltier served on the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq and was a prominent advocate of the Iraq War. To ask other readers questions about Against Idemtityplease sign up. Cady marked it as to-read Jul 19, Brookings suspended him with pay, then later announced he was no longer employed there.

Against Identity

A pithy book of aphorisms, Wieseltier really shines here. Sharon Lombardo marked it as to-read Dec 30, The New York Times. Views Read Edit View history. Emily Boucher marked it as to-read Dec idenhity, Aneece marked it as to-read Nov 14, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Wieseltier was also a contributing editor at The Atlantic until [October 27, ], when Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor in chief, announced in a note to staffers that the magazine is severing its ties with him.

The Times of Israel. Chad Hall marked it as to-read Apr 21, This is also a discussion of tradition, contingency and authenticity. Retrieved from wieselier https: Wieseltier appeared in one episode of the fifth season of The Sopranosplaying Stewart Silverman, a character whom Wieseltier described as “a derangingly materialistic co-religionist agqinst dreams frantically of ‘Wedding of the Week’ and waits a whole year for some stupid car in which he can idle for endless hours in traffic east of Quogue every weekend of every summer, the vulgar Zegna-swaddled brother of a Goldman Sachs mandarin whose son’s siman tov u’mazel tov is provided by a pulchritudinous and racially diverse bunch of shellfish-eating chicks in tight off-the-shoulder gowns”.


In Januaryit was reported that Wieseltier would be joining Laurene Powell Jobs to form a new publication devoted to exploring the effects of technology on people’s lives.

Inhe was the recipient of the Dan David Prize for being “a foremost writer and thinker who confronts and engages with the central issues of our times, setting the standard for serious cultural discussion in the United States”.

Leon Wieseltier

Against Identity is a collection of thoughts about the modern notion of identity. Archived July 14,at the Wayback Machine. Wieseltier has published several fictional and non-fictional Leon Wieseltier is a American writer, critic, and magazine editor.

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Retrieved 16 October Identoty Walker marked it as to-read Dec 30, An excellent inquiry about compassion, tolerance, about the physical and the mental body. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Accessed November 15, Following a long-term relationship with againwt Twyla Tharp[13] he married his second wife, Jennifer Bradley, who works on urban-development issues at the Brookings Institution. This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat Want to Read saving….

In reference to being called a “Jew-baiter” by Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan has said, “Wieseltier is a connoisseur and cultivator of personal hatred”—referring to a dislike based on “tedious” causes that Wieseltier allegedly has held regarding him for a long time. Trivia About Against Identity.

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