In celebration of its centennial, The New Republic will host a gala November 19 with a keynote from President Bill Clinton and co-hosted by Madeleine Albright, Christiane Amanpour, Harvard president Drew Faust, HBO CEO Richard Plepler, actor Peter Sarsgaard, “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough, producer Aaron Sorkin, George Stephanopoulos, and Fareed Zakaria.
“The New Republic was created to shape the course of American life—and in the course of one hundred years, we’ve become an American institution,” said Franklin Foer, the magazine’s editor. “Our history has made a meaningful difference in public life and is worthy of tribute—and a big party!”
TNR will also release an anthology on September 16 – Insurrections of the Mind: 100-Years of Politics and Culture in America – comprising more than 50 essays published since its 1914 inception. A November 10 anniversary issue will focus on America’s next century and explore topics of importance for the next 100 years.
“From the gala to the special issue, celebrating our centennial this fall is just as much about envisioning the future of the institution as it is about honoring its storied history,” said TNR owner Chris Hughes. “The New Republic has had the privilege of contributing to the national discourse for the past 100 years and we are eager to contribute to the next 100 as well.”