TNR Live: Right Into The Abyss

A panel discussion on the state of the alt-right in the post-Trump era


Rick Perlstein—historian, journalist
John Ganz—journalist
Tess Owen—senior reporter, Vice News
Melissa Gira Grant—TNR staff writer
Moderator: Chris Lehman—TNR editor

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John Ganz is a journalist. His work has been seen in The New Republic, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Baffler, and The New York Times.

Melissa Gira Grant is a staff writer at The New Republic. Melissa has reported on gender, sexuality, politics, and justice for more than a decade. She is the author of Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work. Before coming to The New Republic, Melissa was a contributing writer at the Village Voice and Pacific Standard.

Chris Lehmann is an editor at The New Republic. He most recently was editor in chief of The Baffler, and author of the former “Jaundiced Eyeball” and “The Blessed and the Brightest” columns. He remains editor at large at The Baffler. He’s previously held roles at Newsday, New York magazine, The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, and Yahoo! News, and published the books “Rich People Things: Real-Life Secrets of the Predator Class” and “The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity and the Unmaking of the American Dream”.

Tess Owen is a reporter with VICE News covering extremism, hate crimes, and gun control. Since joining VICE in 2015, she has written extensively about white supremacy and nationalism, including the American neo-Nazi movement. She is a two-time winner of the Newswomen Award for Investigative Reporting. Owen earned a MS in Journalism from Columbia University, and holds a BA in English literature from Mount Holyoke College.

Rick Perlstein is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for The New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications.