Congratulations go today to our friend and colleague Bret Stephens for winning the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his columns in the Wall Street Journal. The Pulitzer’s citation speaks of Bret’s “incisive columns on American foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist.” Bret’s work is essential reading for anyone cares about the issues of the day as well as composed in a style that highlights his erudition and the cogency of his worldview.
Though the Pulitzers have often blundered in the past and given their prize to undeserving writers, in this case, they could not have found a more worthy recipient. We’re proud to be associated with him and congratulate the Pulitzers for adding his name to the roster of their winners.
We at COMMENTARY take a special pride in Bret’s achievement because he began his career at COMMENTARY and continues to be one of our most valued contributors.
In tribute to his work, here is a selection of some of Bret’s writing in COMMENTARY over the last several years. These articles, like his award-winning columns in the Journal, speak to the breadth of his expertise and to the brilliance of his thinking.
January 2013: What is the Future of Conservatism? A Symposium.
October 2012: The Coming Global Disorder
June 2012: Born on the Fourth of June
November 2011 Optimistic or Pessimistic About America?
July 2010: Iran Cannot Be Contained
September 2008: How to Manage Savagery
November 2007 The Israel Lobby by Walt and Mearsheimer
September 2007: Jews and Power by Ruth Wisse
February 2007: Realists to the Rescue?
November 2006: Shopping for Bombs