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Mitchell Cohen

Mitchell Cohen is editor emeritus of Dissent Magazine and professor of political science at Baruch College and the Graduate School of CUNY. He is the author of a forthcoming book on Politics and the Birth of Opera and is completing a political biography of Richard Wagner. His books include The Wager of Lucien Goldmann (Princeton University Press) and Zion and State (Columbia University Press), and he has written for numerous publications in the U.S. and Europe including The New York Times Sunday Book Review and the London Times Literary Supplement. He has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton and CUNY Writing Fellow at the Levy Biography Center and has lectured at Stanford, the French Institute for Politics (Sciences-po) and the EHESS (in Paris) along with numerous other universities in the U.S. and Europe.


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