Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate staff writer.

I Have to Ask
Sept. 14 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Ayobami Adebayo EditionThe author of Stay With Me on using fiction to fight gender norms.
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2017 7:15 AMThe Next WarWhat the military doesn’t know it doesn’t know about future threats.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 31 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Claire Messud EditionThe author of The Burning Girl on how Elena Ferrante opened up more space for writing novels about women.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 30 2017 3:05 PMThe Ministry of Utmost HappinessSlate critics discuss the long-awaited second novel from Arundhati Roy.
Interrogation
Aug. 28 2017 7:30 AMGeneral ConcernsHow worried should we be about the military’s takeover of American foreign policy?
I Have to Ask
Aug. 24 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Mark Lilla EditionThe author of The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics has a recipe to save Democrats.
Interrogation
Aug. 21 2017 5:55 AMAre the ’60s to Blame for Donald Trump?An interview with Kurt Andersen about his theories for how we got here.
Interrogation
Aug. 18 2017 9:08 AM“I Don’t Write My Books to Explain My Country to Others”Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk on why he doesn’t want his work to be described as bridging East and West.
Interrogation
Aug. 16 2017 10:12 AMThe Dangers of American ExceptionalismThe problem with Americans thinking America is, at its heart, good.
Interrogation
Aug. 14 2017 7:15 AM“The People of Pakistan Are in No Mood for Authoritarian Rule”A historian reflects on Pakistan’s evolution over the last seven decades.
Interrogation
Aug. 11 2017 9:07 AMThere’s No Need for a New Cold WarThe Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is skeptical Russia is really a new, serious threat.
Interrogation
Aug. 8 2017 7:45 AMDon’t Blame the GentrifiersThey are often the victims, not the cause of New York City’s affordable housing crisis.
Interrogation
Aug. 4 2017 7:28 AMMindful RageHow Buddhism can make the resistance more effective.
Interrogation
Aug. 2 2017 11:35 AMVenezuela Is CollapsingCould a civil war be next?
Interrogation
July 31 2017 7:15 AMThe Hope Hicks QuestionWhat it must be like to be a woman in Trump’s White House.
I Have to Ask
Sept. 7 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Amna Nawaz EditionThe ABC News anchor reveals her reporting on white nationalists and what can be learned from talking to extremists.
Interrogation
Sept. 5 2017 9:00 AMA New Standard for Sexual ConsentWhat needs to change so that women don’t feel crappy about sex they have in college.
The Slatest
Aug. 30 2017 4:46 PMTrump’s Tax Speech Isn’t Really Worth Evaluating, TBH
Interrogation
Aug. 30 2017 7:30 AM“Why Were We Untouchables?”An Indian author’s quest to understand her country’s entrenched and debilitating caste system—and her family’s place in it.
Interrogation
Aug. 25 2017 5:54 AM“There’s Been a Slightly Hysterical Tone About Race”Author Mark Lilla thinks Democrats’ focus on identity politics is destroying the party.
The Slatest
Aug. 21 2017 5:01 PMBill O’Reilly Says Trump Defended Nazis Because He Doesn’t Get How Bad the Holocaust Was
Interrogation
Aug. 18 2017 3:00 PMWhy He Dumped TrumpAn interview with Julius Krein.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 17 2017 7:15 AMI Have to Ask: The Orhan Pamuk EditionThe author of The Red-Haired Woman on writing and living through Turkish history.
Interrogation
Aug. 15 2017 7:09 AMHow Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Demagoguery Differs From Trump’sA historian reflects on India’s evolution over the last seven decades.
Interrogation
Aug. 13 2017 9:09 PMAre the Charlottesville White Supremacists Really “Nazis”?Jelani Cobb on what to call them, Trump and the GOP’s response, and the president’s similarities to Woodrow Wilson.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 10 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Glenn Greenwald EditionThe Intercept writer on the hypocrisy behind the media’s Trump hatred.
Interrogation
Aug. 7 2017 9:00 AMThe Monopoly MessageThe Democrats’ new antitrust agenda just might work.
I Have to Ask
Aug. 3 2017 7:30 AMI Have to Ask: The Robert Wright EditionThe author of Why Buddhism Is True thinks mindfulness can be a weapon against Trumpism.
Interrogation
Aug. 1 2017 9:00 AMRural ResentmentHow Scott Walker’s rise can explain Donald Trump’s.
Interrogation
July 28 2017 6:10 PMThe Future of ObamacareZeke Emanuel, an architect of the ACA, has some thoughts.

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