Writing

SELECTED ESSAYS AND JOURNALISM

The Rise of the Thought Leader,” The New Republic, July 2017.
(review essay on Daniel Drezner’s The Ideas Industry)

The Deflationary Mind,” Jacobin, October 2016.
(review essay on Mark Lilla’s The Shipwrecked Mind and The Reckless Mind)

On Jonathan Chait, Political Correctness, and the Social Media Left,” In These Times, January 2016.

We’re Asking All the Wrong Questions About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks,” Mic.com, January 2015.
(on the aftermath of the January 2015 terrorist attacks in France)

California English,” Jacobin, January 2014.
(on conservative intellectuals and the politics of literature education)

Can Political Theology Save Secularism?” Religion & Politics, September 2012.
(review essay on Simon Critchley’s The Faith of the Faithless and Alain de Botton’s Religion for Atheists)