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Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith was formerly the Managing Editor of The New Criterion

She writes about culture, relationships, and psychology. Her writing has appeared at The Atlantic, The New York TimesWall Street Journal, NewsweekThe Daily Beast, and other publications. She serves as the managing editor of the Hoover Institution’s Defining Ideas. A Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum, she is also the editor-in-chief of Acculturated, a blog about the virtues and vices of pop culture.

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Emily grew up in Montreal, Canada, and now lives in New York City. She graduated from Dartmouth College, where she was editor of The Dartmouth Review



article archive

Learning to love | January 2015

A review of Lila: A Novel by Marilynne Robinson

The catastrophe of suicide | May 2014

How suicide hurts us all.

“A light at the heart of the world” | April 2014

What is the role of art in our secular age?

On “speaking out” | March 2014

There are better ways to help victims of sexual assault

No Redemption for the Wolf | February 2014

Looking at Macbeth as a tonic to the immorality of The Wolf of Wall Street

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Emily Esfahani Smith on the Mike Huckabee Show

The New Criterion Associate Editor Emily Esfahani Smith discusses HBO's Girls and the hook up culture with Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Posted on: 04/26/2012


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