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Peter Beinart

Contributing Editor

Peter Beinart is a contributing editor at National Journal and The Atlantic, an associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation.

Latest From Peter Beinart

The Battle for the GOP

The Republican primary pits candidates who openly seek to update Reagan-era ideology against those who deny the extent to which they are revising it.

The Cost of Disowning Jimmy Carter

What Democrats lose when they run from his foreign policy legacy.

Rand Paul and the Myth of American Isolationism

The myth of American isolationism.

A Unified Theory of Hillary

To understand what kind of president she would be, consider that her greatest successes and worst failures have the same explanation.

The End of American Exceptionalism

The attributes conservatives say make America special are ones they've undermined. Is it any wonder millennials are less impressed with their country?

The Beautiful Lie Of American Omnipotence

The American character, wrote Arthur Schlesinger Sr., is "bottomed upon the profound conviction that nothing in the world is beyond its power to accomplish." But that conviction is a lie. And when ...