The Politic

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The Politic: The Yale College Journal of Politics
  • Madeleine Colbert
  • Zachary Cohen
Categories American Politics, International Relations
Frequency Monthly
Publisher The Politic, Inc.
First issue 1947
Country United States

The Politic: The Yale College Journal of Politics is a monthly Yale University student publication that traces its roots to 1947, when the Yale Political Journal: A Magazine of Student Opinion was founded. The magazine was revived in 1979 as the Yale Political Monthly by future political commentator and historian Robert Kagan, and known alternately as Yale Political Magazine for the following twenty years.[1] In addition to Kagan, past Editors-in-Chief include Fareed Zakaria and Gideon Rose.[2]

In the spring of 2001, inspired by undergraduates' interest in the 2000 presidential election, The Politic was re-launched as a quarterly magazine. Building upon Yale's rich political heritage, The Politic strives to inform the greater Yale community about the most important local, national, and global policy issues, as well as promote greater understanding and cooperation between academia and the world of politics. The Politic features articles and commentary from politicians, academics, and students.

The magazine's Diplomatic Discourse series consists of more than 100 interviews with American ambassadors.[3] This project is now being compiled as a book, which was published in the fall of 2014.

The magazine continued to interview top personalities in 2013-14, including Robert Kagan, Lech Walesa and Shirin Ebadi.


  1. ^ Andrew Mangino (2005-10-27). "Robert Kagan '80 follows father but forges own path". Yale Daily News. Retrieved 2009-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Trustee Zakaria ’86 found his niche at Yale". Yale Daily News. 2006-02-14. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  3. ^ Jim Shelton (September 15, 2013). "Yale student magazine offers a passport to U.S. Foreign Service". New Haven Register. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 

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