Jonathan Fanton, FDR Visiting Fellow and Interim Director of Roosevelt House, continued his series of conversations with fascinating public figures with Lewis Lapham, longtime editor of Harper’s Magazine and now publisher and editor of Lapham’s Quarterly.


Lewis Lapham  Publisher and Editor of Lapham's Quarterly, former Editor of Harper's Magazine

Lewis H. Lapham is Editor of Lapham’s Quarterly. Formerly Editor of Harper’s Magazine, he is the author of numerous books, including Money and Class in America, Theater of War, Gag Rule, and, most recently, Pretensions to Empire. The New York Times has likened him to H. L. Mencken; Vanity Fair has suggested a strong resemblance to Mark Twain; and Tom Wolfe has compared him to Montaigne. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Lapham was educated at Yale and Cambridge.

Jonathan Fanton  FDR Visiting Fellow and Interim Director, Roosevelt House

Jonathan Fanton is a Franklin D. Roosevelt Visiting Fellow at Hunter College and was President of The MacArthur Foundation from 1999-2009. Mr. Fanton holds a Ph.D in American History from Yale University where he taught and was Chief of Staff to President Kingman Brewster. He was Vice President of Planning at The University of Chicago and for 17 years was President of The New School for Social Research.

He is author of Foundations and Civil Society, Volume I and II (2008), and The University and Civil Society, Volume I and II (1995, 2002).

Dr. Fanton currently serves as Interim Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.


Lewis Lapham in conversation with Jonathan Fanton | Posted on November 9th, 2012 | Book Discussions, Public Programs