David Marcus

is co-editor of Dissent and a doctoral candidate at Columbia University, where he is working on a history of American political thought since the 1960s. His essays and reviews have appeared in n+1, Bookforum and The New Republic.


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Optimism of intellect

A conversation with David Marcus

Thanks to a new wave of small intellectual magazines, an infectious buzz has returned to public debate in the United States. Roman Schmidt talks to David Marcus who, as a new editor at Dissent, is well placed to provide the lowdown what’s driving this genuinely critical movement.

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