A senior thought leader who provides insight and advice regarding Foundation priorities and strategic planning.

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A senior thought leader who provides insight and advice regarding Foundation priorities and strategic planning.

Lewis H. Lapham

Lapham's Quarterly

The founder and editor of Lapham's Quarterly (2007—), Lewis Lapham was for thirty years (1976—2006), editor of Harper's Magazine.  The author of fourteen books of essays, among them Money and Class in AmericaTheater of War, and The Wish for Kings.  Most recently in October, 2016, Age of Folly.

 

Lapham's writing over the years has prompted the New York Times to liken him to H. L. Mencken, Vanity Fair to suggest a resemblance to Mark Twain, Tom Wolfe to compare him to Montaigne. He was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editor's Hall of Fame in 2007 and awarded the Insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by The French Government in 2016.

 

In 2005 Lapham wrote and presented a documentary film, "The American Ruling Class," that continues to make a frequent appearance on college campuses.  Between 2010—2014 Lapham produced for Bloomberg News a weekly podcast, "The World in Time," that discussed with their authors new books of history.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Lapham lives in New York City.

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