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Join Leon Wieseltier for the 16th Annual Irving Howe Memorial Lecture. Wieseltier has been the literary editor of The New Republic since 1983, and is the author of Kaddish, among other books, and the editor of The Moral Obligation To Be Intelligent: Selected Essays of Lionel Trilling. His essays on cultural, political, and religious subjects have been widely published. His translations of Yehuda Amichai and other Hebrew poets have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Poetry, and elsewhere.