Richard Kreitner

Special guest

Born in Queens, I grew up in Wayne, New Jersey, and studied philosophy at McGill University in Montreal. After graduating, I drove around the country with my now-wife for four months. Since 2012, I have been affiliated with The Nation as intern, editor, and writer. I have also published essays, reviews, and articles in Slate, Raritan, The Baffler, The Boston Globe, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times. My books are BREAK IT UP: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union (2020) and BOOKED: A Traveler’s Guide to Literary Locations Around the World (2019). I also write “Only United in Name,” an occasional newsletter about politics and history. I live in Brooklyn, New York, with my wife, daughter, and son.

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