Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

Interrogation
April 10 2017 2:49 PMThe Case for Supporting Trump’s Syria InterventionEven if you don’t support Trump. A conversation with Shadi Hamid.
I Have to Ask
April 6 2017 7:14 AMI Have to Ask: The Andrew Sullivan EditionThe proto-blogger on the decline of conservatism and why he expected Trump’s victory.
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April 3 2017 9:05 AMTrump Isn’t NixonNixon read books, for one thing.
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March 30 2017 12:17 PMWhat Is Going On in Russia?The managing editor of the Moscow Times on the opposition to Putin and what it can, and can’t, accomplish.
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March 29 2017 10:21 AMWhy Are So Many Civilians in Iraq and Syria Dying?Is it Trump?
I Have to Ask
March 23 2017 10:43 AMI Have to Ask: The Chris Hayes Edition Isaac Chotiner speaks with Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes about his new book A Colony in a Nation.
Books
March 21 2017 6:21 PM“He Couldn’t Conceive of a Life Without Being the Editor of the NYRBIan Buruma on the genius of Bob Silvers, the Review’s cultural influence, and the art of wrangling writerly egos.
Culture Gabfest
March 16 2017 2:07 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Nature Made Me a Freak, Man Made Me a Weapon” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Logan, 50 Song Memoir, and privilege.
Interrogation
March 10 2017 9:08 AM“We Set Out to Make the World a Better Place”Former diplomat Daniel Fried on how American leadership enriched the nation, and the globe.
Books
March 6 2017 9:04 AMFaceless MassesMohsin Hamid’s new novel is a missed opportunity to make refugee characters seem vivid, human, and real.
The Slatest
Feb. 23 2017 2:51 PMAlan Colmes, Buffoon and Patsy, Was Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling
Interrogation
Feb. 20 2017 6:56 PMThe Intellectual Who Might Get Through to Donald TrumpLt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is known for critiquing the military’s decision-making process. Expect him to deliver blunt advice to the president, says Andrew Exum.
Books
Feb. 17 2017 11:54 AMThe Raw Nerve of PainA conversation with Daphne Merkin about grappling with severe depression.
Interrogation
Feb. 15 2017 9:09 AMIs Marine Le Pen Really France’s Donald Trump?Another nationalist is in line for the presidency. Professor Cécile Alduy examines the field.
Interrogation
Feb. 8 2017 9:44 AMWhat a Pro-Trump English Professor Thinks NowA conversation with Mark Bauerlein, the rare academic who believed—and still believes—we’ve found the right leader to make America great again.
The Slatest
April 7 2017 12:14 PMElites Are Giddy Over Trump’s Airstrike in Syria, and That’s Terrifying
Interrogation
April 5 2017 9:15 AM“British Politics at the Moment Doesn’t Work”Fractious Scots, Labour in shambles, and fighting words for Spain.
Interrogation
March 31 2017 12:23 PMAmerican OligarchsThe New Yorker’s Jane Mayer on the billionaires supporting—and opposing—President Trump.
I Have to Ask
March 30 2017 7:45 AMI Have to Ask: The Elif Batuman EditionIsaac Chotiner speaks with the author and New Yorker staff writer about the inspiration for her new novel, The Idiot.
Interrogation
March 24 2017 6:05 PMHas There Ever Been a Crazier Week in Congress?No.
Interrogation
March 22 2017 11:44 AMWhat Do India and Turkey Have in Common?A lot more than you might think.
Interrogation
March 16 2017 2:45 PMDon’t Become the Thing You’re FightingCNN’s Van Jones on the danger of progressives losing their way.
I Have to Ask
March 16 2017 10:01 AMI Have to Ask: The Chuck Schumer EditionSlate’s resident interrogator Isaac Chotiner speaks with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about how the Democratic Party can survive the Trump era.
Interrogation
March 7 2017 9:00 AMWhat the 20th Century Tells Us About TrumpTimothy Snyder on the president’s endgame and how effectively Americans are resisting so far.
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Feb. 27 2017 8:32 AMDonald and Vlad: Compare and ContrastMasha Gessen on where Trump and Putin converge and diverge, and what it means for America.
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Feb. 22 2017 10:35 AMWhat Does North Korea Want?A missile. An assassination. B.R. Myers on the logic behind a regime’s provocative month.
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Feb. 17 2017 3:33 PMShould the Worldwide Leader Stick to Sports?ESPN’s Rachel Nichols on talking politics and whether the NBA champs will visit the White House.
Interrogation
Feb. 15 2017 6:58 PMWhat Made Michael Flynn DifferentWith his narrow experience and overt hostilities, Trump’s national security adviser was doomed to fail, says James Mann.
Interrogation
Feb. 10 2017 9:22 AMToo Close for ComfortHow much do the early days of the Trump administration look like the Third Reich? Historian Richard Evans weighs in.
Books
Dec. 5 2016 5:54 AM“I Built My Own Power”Megyn Kelly’s memoir is an unsettling window into the forces behind her meteoric rise.

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