Revered New York Review editor Robert Silvers, R.I.P.

Note: this interview has been picked up by the public radio station WGBH, in Boston, and its sister stations WCAI and WNAN.

The venerable New York Review of Books was launched amidst a newspaper strike in the winter of 1963, and has continued unabated ever since. Devoted to intensive and nuanced coverage of politics, the arts, literature, science (and now movies and the Internet!), the paper, as it’s called, is considered to be the premiere journal of the American intellectual elite.
Robert Silvers, its longtime editor, who shared the post with Barbara Epstein until her death in 2006, spoke with ThoughtCast in the WNYC studios in New York.

Click here: to listen (40 minutes).

Note: Scott McLemee, who writes the Intellectual Affairs column each week at Inside Higher Ed, contributed an excellent question to the interview – thanks!

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3 Responses to Revered New York Review editor Robert Silvers, R.I.P.

  1. Atallah Mansour July 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    just heard your interview with Bob Silvers – an old friend of mine. He published my article about the Palestinians in 1971 . It was one of the rare articles that told Americans about their problem. Today while hearing him I sent him a letter on the Internet asking him if he cares to read my autobiography. In case he reads my letter I think you may read my book.
    Best wishes
    atallah Mansour

  2. Helena Luczywo December 6, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    Excellent interview with Bob Silvers, interesting questions. I could have listened to much more.

    thank you

  3. Hector Parra December 2, 2008 at 12:13 am #

    Ms Attiyeh:
    Congratulations on your great interview with Mr Silvers. We enjoyed it here in Chile.

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