Harvard Political Review

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Harvard Political Review
Harvard Political Review - Winter 2012.jpg
Winter 2012 issue
Categories Politics, social issues, culture
Frequency 4 per year
Total circulation
(2013)
7,935[1]
Founder Al Gore[2]
Year founded 1969
First issue April 10, 1969
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Language English
Website www.harvardpolitics.com
ISSN 0090-1032
OCLC number 1784689

The Harvard Political Review is a quarterly, nonpartisan American magazine and website on politics and public policy founded in 1969 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It covers both domestic and international affairs and political events, as well as political discourse at Harvard. It also conducts interviews with political figures and experts. It is a publication of the Harvard Institute of Politics,[3] and is written, edited and managed entirely by Harvard undergraduates, and accepts submissions from all students at Harvard College "regardless of concentration, experience, or political leaning."[4]

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

The magazine was founded in 1969 by a group of Harvard undergraduates, including Al Gore,[2] as a publication that allowed students to research, write, and edit political commentary in a thoughtful, non-partisan forum. To this day, the HPR does not take magazine-wide editorial positions. While individual articles have distinct viewpoints, the magazine as a whole does not represent any ideology or party.

The magazine was formed during the era of student protests in the late 1960s, and witnessed several leadership and format changes in its first few years of existence.[5] At times it has had to fight for its editorial independence.[6] In recent years, HPR writers have won the National Press Club Award for Outstanding College Political Writing.[citation needed]

Today[edit]

Today it is written, edited, and managed entirely by undergraduates at Harvard. The Harvard Political Review also operates a daily website.[7]

The magazine is known for its in-depth interviews with prominent political figures. In addition to interviews, book reviews, and general coverage of domestic and world affairs, each issue features a number of articles organized around a central theme or topic.[citation needed]

Since the fall of 2010, the magazine has published an annual report on the U.S. federal budget.[8] Its editors have been featured on Fox News[9] and the Huffington Post.[10][11]

Notable alumni[edit]

Other notable HPR alumni include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Advertising in the HPR
  2. ^ a b "Magnetic Fields". Spin. August 2006. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  3. ^ Harvard University Institute of Politics - Harvard Political Review
  4. ^ "Harvard Political Review." Harvard Institute for Politics
  5. ^ Blanton, Tom. "Bullish Ideas in a Bear Market." The Harvard Crimson, Feb. 20, 1976.
  6. ^ Kaplen, Alexander. "Political Review Should Be Independent." The Harvard Crimson, Feb. 26, 1986.
  7. ^ website
  8. ^ Annual Report of the United States of America
  9. ^ Fox News. "Challenges of the U.S. Economy." Nov. 6, 2010.
  10. ^ Barr, Sam. "What's So Wrong With Simpson-Bowles?" Huffington Post. Nov. 23, 2010.
  11. ^ Danello, Chris. "What Truman Can Teach Obama About the Deficit." Huffington Post. Dec. 2, 2010.
  12. ^ a b Harvard Political Review. Winter 1979.
  13. ^ "Advocate, Review Staffs Elect Women Presidents" The Harvard Crimson. Dec. 4, 1978.
  14. ^ Harvard Political Review. Winter 1976.
  15. ^ Cox, Janice. "Adams Resident Wins Capitalism Prize" The Harvard Crimson. Aug. 13, 1976.

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