Lewis H. Lapham: An Editor's Odyssey


Conversations with History: Lewis Lapham

Lewis H. Lapham; Editor of Harper's Magazine, 1976-2006


Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Harper's Editor Emeritus Lewis Lapham for a discussion of his career and the history of Harper's Magazine. Lapham compares print to electronic media, analyzes the corruption of language by politics,and reflects on the incompatibility of democracy and empire. He concludes with a devastating critique of the Bush administration and its impeachable offenses.

KEYWORDS: Journals

Leon Wieseltier
Publication date: 
October 6, 2006
Publication type: 
Conversations with History