Jonathan Weisman is a Deputy Washington Editor and Congress Editor at The New York Times. He covered Congress, politics and economics for The Times. His journalism career has taken him from The Oakland Tribune to The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal before he found himself at The Times.
His 2014 novel, No. 4 Imperial Lane, was a Chautauqua Prize finalist, Amazon Best Book of the Month and Great Group Reads Pick at the Women’s National Book Association. His new book, (((Semitism))) is a rumination on the rise of anti-Semitism, racism and hate in the era of Trump, and what should be done to confront it.
He is the father of two teenage daughters, and lives with fellow writer Jennifer Steinhauer in Washington, D.C.Download Bio
(((Semitism)))Being Jewish in the Age of Trump
St. Martin's Press
A short, literary, powerful contemplation on how Jews are viewed in America since the election of Donald J. Trump, and how we can move forward to fight anti-Semitism.
Anti-Semitism and the Jewish Response: Why the Obsession with Israel has Blinded American Jewry
The 2018 Midterm Elections
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"An urgent and compelling report on the clear and present danger of proto-fascism in the U.S."
- Kirkus Reviews
"It would be wonderful if anti-Semitism was a European specialty and stopped at the border with the United States. Alas, this is not the case. Jonathan Weisman’s new book (((Semitism))) shows why..."
—Bernard-Henri Lévy, philosopher, filmmaker and the author of The Genius of Judaism
"A chilling look at anti-Semitism in America in the wake of Donald Trump’s political ascendancy...a thoughtful and deeply personal account."
"With eloquence and poignancy Weisman shows how hatred can slowly and quietly chew away at the moral fabric of society. We now live in an age where more than ever bigotry and oppression no longer need to hide in fear of reproach. The floodgates have opened. This is much more than a personal response to the bigotry he experienced because of his Jewishness; Weisman has written a manifesto that outlines the dangers of marginalizing and demonizing all minority groups. This powerful book is for all of us."
—Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop