Franklin Foer is an American political journalist and the editor of The New Republic. He is a graduate of Columbia University. Before joining The New Republic, Foer was a frequent contributor to the online magazine Slate. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Spin, U.S. News & World Report, Lingua Franca, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, New York and Foreign Policy. In 2004 he published his first book, “How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization”.
Foer is older brother to novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and freelance science journalist Joshua Foer.
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