The New York Times has an in-depth feature on Brandeis alumnus Martin Peretz, the former editor-in-chief of The New Republic magazine. It can be found here. The article is entitled “Martin Peretz is Not Sorry About Anything,” which is basically polite code for “Martin Peretz is a Tremendous Asshole,” which he most assuredly is. But it’s a good article, with plenty of Peretzian racism, sexism, and overall pompousness scattered throughout. And Brandeis does, perhaps embarrassingly, receive a brief mention.

3 comments on “The New York Times profiles obnoxious Brandeis grad Martin Peretz”

  1. Ingrid Says:

    Apparently Peretz is a semi-closeted gay man, and there is a big discussion today on Gawker about why neither the Times article or the recent article in New York magazine mentions this. Gawker asked Andrew Sullivan (out gay man, former New Republic editor) for comment and got no response.

    Peretz is a public figure who makes no secret of his hostility for certain groups. Still, does the media “need” to out him for this reason? I don’t think so.

  2. Ingrid Says:

    Oh, here’s the link:

  3. Esther Brandon Says:

    Thank you for posting this article. Very interesting!