Best Commentary 2015

Mark Lilla

Mark Lilla

Best commentary in any medium on international news

AWARD DATE: 2015

AWARD NAME: 22 Best Commentary

AWARD RECIPIENT: Mark Lilla

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The New York Review of Books

AWARD HONORED WORK: “On France”

This is a rare case where a panel of journalists looked outside its own tribe and picked an academic: Mark Lilla’s masterful articles on France are a taxonomy of French politics, ideas and intellectual currents, all of it illuminating a year that began with the traumatic terrorist assault on Charlie Hebdo. In trenchant prose, his work combines a shrewd assessment of French current events with an impressive command of French history and literature—a rare example of commentary that is at once journalistic and scholarly, and deeply informed.

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Citation Recipient: Bobby Ghosh
Affiliation: Quartz
Honored Work: “What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for the Middle East”
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