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Encyclopedia > The American Prospect
The American Prospect
Editor Harold Meyerson, Paul Starr, Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich
Categories U.S. politics and public policy
Frequency
Publisher Diane Straus Tucker
Paid Circulation 55 000
Unpaid Circulation 300 000 (online)
Total Circulation
(10)
355 000
Year founded 1990
First issue
Country USA
Language American English

The American Prospect is a monthly American political magazine dedicated to liberalism. It bills itself as a journal "of liberal ideas, committed to a just society, an enriched democracy, and effective liberal politics"[1] which focuses on U.S. politics and public policy. Politically, the magazine is in support of modern American liberalism, similar to The New Republic and The Nation, which also target an intellectual audience. Harold Meyerson (born 1950) is a progressive American journalist, Editor-at-Large of The American Prospect. ... Paul Starr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. ... Robert Kuttner is the co-founder and current editor-in-chief of The American Prospect, which was created in 1990 as an authoritative magazine of liberal ideas, according to its mission statement. ... Robert Bernard Reich (born June 24, 1946) was the twenty-second United States Secretary of Labor, serving under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. ... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article discusses the history and development of various notions of liberalism in the United States. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Politics (disambiguation). ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... Modern liberalism in the United States is a form of liberalism that began in the United States in the last years of the 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see New Republic. ... The Nation (ISSN 0027-8378) is a weekly [1] U.S. periodical devoted to politics and culture, self-described as the flagship of the left. ...


The magazine was founded in 1990 by Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich, and Paul Starr as a response to the perceived intellectual ascendancy of conservatism in the 1980s. Originally it published quarterly, then bimonthly. In 2000, thanks to a grant from the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy[citation needed], it became biweekly. Financial and logistical difficulties ensued, and the magazine moved to its present monthly format in spring 2003. Currently Kuttner and Starr share the title of Editor with Harold Meyerson, who is also the magazine's executive editor. The online version of the magazine includes an active blog, TAPPED Robert Kuttner is the co-founder and current editor-in-chief of The American Prospect, which was created in 1990 as an authoritative magazine of liberal ideas, according to its mission statement. ... Robert Bernard Reich (born June 24, 1946) was the twenty-second United States Secretary of Labor, serving under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. ... Paul Starr is a Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University. ... Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favor tradition and gradual change, where tradition refers to religious, cultural, or nationally defined beliefs and customs. ... The 1980s was the decade spanning from 1980 to 1989, also called The Eighties. The decade saw social, economic and general upheaval as wealth, production and western culture migrated to new industrializing economies. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Schumann Center for Media and Democracy (formerly The Florence and John Schumann Foundation) was established in 1961, by Florence Ford and John Schumann. ... Harold Meyerson (born 1950) is a progressive American journalist, Editor-at-Large of The American Prospect. ...


The magazine's alumni include Jonathan Chait, Jonathan Cohn, Joshua Green, Joshua Micah Marshall, Jedediah Purdy, Chris Mooney, Matthew Yglesias, Michael Massing and Scott Stossel. Jonathan Chait is a senior editor at The New Republic and a former assistant editor of The American Prospect. ... Jonathan Cohn is a senior editor at The New Republic magazine and a media fellow at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. ... Joshua Green Joshua Green is a senior editor of The Atlantic Monthly and a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly who writes primarily about U.S. politics. ... Categories: Stub | 1969 births | Bloggers ... Jedediah Purdy is an assistant professor of law at Duke University and the author of two widely-discussed books: For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today (1999) and Being America: Liberty, Commerce and Violence in an American World (2003). ... Chris C. Mooney is an American journalist who focuses on science in political policy. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Michael Massing is a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review. ...


External links

  • The American Prospect website
  • History and Mission

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Blogs | The American Prospect (268 words)
TAPPED, the Prospect's award-winning group blog, is a link-intensive collection of musings, ramblings, opinions and other assorted writing on the developments of the day -- from political gossip to policy debates to commentary on material from other publications.
He is also a staff writer at The American Prospect, a frequent guest on MSNBC's Hardball, an unashamed health policy wonk, and an individual deeply committed to repopularizing graphs and charts as a legitimate element of political punditry.
Explore The American Prospect's award-winning investigative journalism and provocative essays in a free trial issue.
The American Prospect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (191 words)
The American Prospect is a monthly magazine which focuses on US politics and public policy.
Currently Kuttner and Starr share the title of Editor with Michael Tomasky, former columnist for New York magazine, and executive editor of The American Prospect.
It was one of the first mainstream publications to have a blog to which writers were required to contribute.
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