Yoni Appelbaum

Yoni Appelbaum is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics section. More

Appelbaum is a social and cultural historian of the United States. Before joining The Atlantic, he was a lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University. He previously taught at Babson College and at Brandeis University, where received his Ph.D. in American history.

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The Pentagon's $1.5 Trillion Mistake

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