Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and a recipient of the National Magazine Award for Reporting. Author of the book Prisoners: A Story of Friendship and Terror, Goldberg also writes the magazine's advice column. More

Before joining The Atlantic in 2007, Goldberg was a Middle East correspondent, and the Washington correspondent, for The New Yorker. Previously, he served as a correspondent for The New York Times Magazine and New York magazine. He has also written for the Jewish Daily Forward, and was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

His book Prisoners was hailed as one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, The Progressive, Washingtonian magazine, and Playboy. Goldberg rthe recipient of the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting for his coverage of Islamic terrorism. He is also the winner of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists prize for best international investigative journalist; the Overseas Press Club award for best human-rights reporting; and the Abraham Cahan Prize in Journalism. He is also the recipient of 2005's Anti-Defamation League Daniel Pearl Prize.

In 2001, Goldberg was appointed the Syrkin Fellow in Letters of the Jerusalem Foundation, and in 2002 he became a public-policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

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    Ari Shavit, bringing it strong:A nuclear Iran will endanger Israel's existence, the stability of the Middle East and the welfare of the West. An Iran…

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    I'm also obsessed with my Chevron water bottle.

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    A small indication of the political leanings of some Aspen attendees: At a session with Jim Wallis, Michael Cromartie and our very own Ross Douthat,…

  • Who Is Allowed to Interpret Islam?

    Jennie Rothenberg Gritz has an interesting write-up of a panel I moderated yesterday (rather moderately moderated, I think), on which Dalia Mogahed…

  • The Diminishing Threat from Al Qaeda

    Why do I get nervous when everyone sounds like Fareed Zakaria?It is by now overwhelmingly clear that Al Qaeda and its philosophy are not the…

  • We're All Gonna Die

    That, at least, is the impression I took away from a panel I just moderated on nuclear non-proliferation. I'll blog on this later, when I remember…

  • Re-Thinking Jeffrey Goldberg

    Intrigued (and alarmed) by the new science of “neuromarketing,” our correspondent peers into his own brain via an MRI machine and learns what he really thinks about Jimmy Carter, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Bruce Springsteen, and Edie Falco.

  • Untested and Untried

    I note that Wesley Clark accuses John McCain of being "untested and untried." It doesn't strike me as smart for Barack Obama's advocates to be…

  • An Addendum to the Shelby Steele Question

    Now that I've heard the Big Ideas of the Big Thinkers showcased in the opening session of the festival, I think Shelby Steele should get credit for…

  • Shelby Steele: Kill 'Em All, Let the (White) God Sort 'Em Out

    At least, that's what I thought I heard him say. I'm still in that tent at Aspen. David Bradley has finished speaking, and now various smart people…

  • Shirt-blogging from Aspen

    Yes, I know I promised, to those of you who care, to weigh in on the what’s-up-with-Joe-Klein-talking-about-the-Jews-that-way debate, and I will,…

  • Usher Meets the Country Bear Jamboree Knock-Offs

    Because it's Friday, and because I don't feel like blogging right now about Joe Klein's assertion that Jews who supported the Iraq War are guilty of…

  • Presbyterians Gone Wild

    A church that just can't help itself:The new text, lurching to a curious and condescending finale, maintains moral neutrality in the face of…

  • Advice from Mark Leibovich

    I'm sitting next to my pal Mark Leibovich at this McCain town hall meeting -- he's an expert at covering these sorts of things, and I haven't been on…

  • Goldberg's Gun Store, Opening Soon in Northwest DC

    I can't say that I'm surprised by the Supreme Court's decision, and I can't say that I'm bothered by it. Not at all, in fact. Washington's proximity…

  • You Don't Mess With The Chabon

    You Don't Mess With the Zohan is the worst movie I've ever seen, though it was better than Munich. Okay, I liked it. So what? Who doesn't like a…

  • The Misunderstood Ahmadinejad

    James Kirchick makes some interesting points about people who go out of their way to argue that Ahmadinejad really doesn't mean it when he calls…

  • Gourevitch's Standard Operating Procedure

    Is a very fine book, and Philip is a fine young man, and I'm over at TPMCafe all week (because I'm such a liberal, I guess) talking about the book…

  • Lee Abrams on the Future of Newspapers

    I spoke yesterday with Lee Abrams, the chief innovation officer at Sam Zell's Tribune company, about his seemingly endless string of controversial…

  • Maybe Ahmadinejad Will Sign Up for JDate

    Perhaps the most ineffective propaganda message ever delivered to Iran, courtesy of the Conference of Presidents of Really Major American Jewish…

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