Senior Editor

Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin is director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute, the editor of National Affairs and a senior editor of The New Atlantis. He has previously served as a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, an associate director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, and as executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics. He is the recipient of a 2013 Bradley Prize.

Mr. Levin’s essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, the Public Interest, the Jerusalem Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Bulletin of Medical Ethics. He is the author of Tyranny of Reason: The Origins and Consequences of the Social Scientific Outlook (Rowman & Littlefield/UPA, 2001), Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy (New Atlantis Books, 2008), The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left (Basic Books, 2013), The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism (Basic Books, 2016), and A Time to Build (Basic Books, 2020). Mr. Levin can be reached at

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