Jonathan Guyer


Jonathan Guyer is managing editor of The American Prospect. He has written for Foreign Policy, The New Yorker, Harper's, Le Monde diplomatique, and Rolling Stone. A former fellow of Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, he is writing a book about political cartoons and comics in the Middle East.

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Liberal arts are under pressure from neoliberalism and the commodification of education. The bigger threat might be autocracy. Read more

America and the World


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The assassination only fortifies the Iranian strategist’s legacy as a counterweight to U.S. power. ‘He is as much a product as a producer’ of the decades-long conflict. Read more

America and the World


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The Prospect’s managing editor looks back at some of the year’s finest. Read more

America and the World

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Mada Masr, the last muckraking news site in Cairo, broke a story about El-Sisi’s son. On Sunday, Egyptian authorities broke into its office. Read more

America and the World

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An afternoon in the Trump White House among its court musicians, dignitaries, and other regime favorites Read more


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The Kennedy Center’s exhibition of paintings by the war-making president shows how quickly Washington can forget—and the big money that eases such forgetting. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Middle East State Department appointee David Schenker made time for the Israel lobbying powerhouse AIPAC, clarifying the fault lines in Washington. Read more

America and the World

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Speaking at the J Street conference, the senator from Vermont electrified the ‘pro-Israel’ crowd with his brand of tough love. Read more

America and the World

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Today on TAP: The House condemns Turkish military operations in northern Syria, and should go further Read more


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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Joe Biden are staking out different territory. Read more

America and the World

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On the anniversary of the Saudi state’s killing of the journalist, these think tanks were strategically silent—or, worse, met with Saudi officials. Read more

America and the World

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And unsurprisingly the U.S. under Trump and Pompeo isn’t standing up for press freedom. Read more

America and the World


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By arguing that ‘the left’ represents as dangerous a threat as mass shooters and right-wing terrorists, Times writer Bari Weiss cheapens the crisis facing America, one that she has witnessed firsthand. Read more


So it’s up to the candidates to convey to Americans just how dire the stakes are internationally. Read more

America and the World


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The deposed Egyptian president’s legacy is complicated, and his death cruel. He “always underestimated the animosity of the military,” says the former U.S. ambassador. Read more

America and the World


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The elections to the European Parliament halted the rise of the far right but produced more fragmentation—and that’s not good enough. Read more

America and the World


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The digital activist Ahmed Mansoor’s hunger strike exposes the UAE’s repression. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture


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Trump’s second White House meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi will encourage a drift toward repression even worse than the Mubarak era. Read more

America and the World


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The next administration would do well to 
revise the long-standing U.S. partnership 
with Saudi Arabia, and America has 
substantial leverage to produce change 
in the kingdom’s behavior. Read more

Money, Politics and Power