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About American Affairs

American Affairs is a quarterly journal of public policy and political thought. It was founded to provide a forum for people who believe that the conventional partisan platforms are no longer relevant to the the most pressing challenges facing our country.

The obsolescent ideologies and expectations of previous decades are constraining our political discourse. The hyper-partisan posturing of our politics masks an underlying conformity and complacency in our intellectual life. American Affairs, by contrast, seeks to advance a more ambitious discussion of the fundamental issues and divides of our time.

Each issue of American Affairs will explore topics in domestic and foreign policy, as well as broader debates in economic theory, political thought, and social criticism. We will feature established authors and new voices, from both the Right and the Left. Above all, contributors to this enterprise share a willingness to look beyond ossified ideological modes and a desire to offer more informed responses to perennial questions and immediate problems.

Read our mission statement here.


Editor  Julius Krein

Deputy Editor  Gladden Pappin

Contributing Editor  James Poulos

Board of Advisers
Reuven Brenner • David P. Goldman • Yoram Hazony • Mark C. Henrie
Christopher Laconi • Michael Lind • Joshua Mitchell • R. R. Reno


American Affairs is published quarterly by American Affairs Foundation Inc., One Boston Place, Suite 2600, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, a not-for-profit corporation organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Price: $10 per copy. Print plus digital subscriptions: $30 for one year. For Canada, add $10 per year. For all other international subscriptions, add $20 per year. Digital only subscriptions: $20 per year. Postmaster and subscribers: send change of address, all remittances, and subscription inquiries to American Affairs, P.O. Box 3000, Denville, New Jersey 07834. Notice of nonreceipt must be sent to this address within three months of the issue date. For additional contact information, please visit the Contact Us page of this website.

Opinions expressed in articles herein, whether signed or unsigned, do not necessarily represent the views of the editors, board of advisers, American Affairs Foundation Inc., or its board of directors. Nothing in this journal is an attempt to influence the passage of any legislation or the election of any candidate.

ISSN 2475-8809 (print) | ISSN 2572-729X (online)

All contents Copyright © 2017 by American Affairs Foundation Inc., unless otherwise noted.

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