David is the Literary Editor of The Nation. He has contributed essays on politics, history, and literature to, among other places, The New Republic, n+1, Bookforum, and Dissent. He holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and is at work on a forthcoming book on the history of American socialism.
Previously co-editor of Dissent, he held a Richard Hofstadter Fellowship while at Columbia and taught in the college's Contemporary Civilization program. He grew up in Minneapolis and currently lives in New York.
JOURNALISM AND ESSAYS
"Age of Hobsbawm: Eric Hobsbawm’s Twentieth Century," The Nation
"Always Come Late! The Radical Life and Times of Irving Howe," The New Republic
"Men in Space: Tom McCarthy and the Novel of Disenchantment," The New Republic
"The Power Historian: Arthur Schlesinger’s Vital Center," The Nation
"Finding a Way Back Home: The Many Philip Roths," The Nation
"A Washington, une bombe ennemie des libertes," Le Monde
"The Soapbox Left: City Politics and the Left," Dissent
"What Happened to the Political Novel?," Dissent
"Zadie Smith and the Austerity Novel," Dissent
"Optimism of Intellect: Little Magazines and the Left," Krytyka Polityczna