Jacob Heilbrunn is frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times editorial page, where he also writes opinion pieces. He was previously a senior editor at The New Republic and an editor at The National Interest. He has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, the Washington Monthly, the American Prospect, Commentary, and the Weekly Standard. He was a 1997 Japan Society Fellow and a 1994 Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Germany. He has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Georgetown University.