Lawrence Kaplan launches World Affairs
Politico discusses the launch of a new quarterly called World Affairs with Lawrence Kaplan. Kaplan has reported from Iraq for The New Republic six times. He hopes that World Affairs contributors â€œcan explain the world to people like me, who really donâ€™t know what to believe anymore.â€ The ten member editorial board includes Christopher Hitchens, Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Bacevich, and P.J. Oâ€™Rourke.
Now, fully aware of the irony in a 24-hour news cycle, Kaplan is launching a quarterly â€œjournal of ideas and debate.â€ â€œWeâ€™re a little out of step,â€ Kaplan admitted to Politico. â€œBut thatâ€™s sort of the whole point of the enterprise, to really to get back to arguments.â€ While even highbrow publications are churning out bite-sized blog items, World Affairs is indeed providing a venue for meatier ideas. But most importantly, Kaplan said, World Affairs is designed to serve a specific niche as a foreign policy journal that encourages heterodoxy, with writers openly disagreeing with one another. link