D.D. Guttenplan

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D.D. Guttenplan

Don David "D. D." Guttenplan is an author, journalist, The Guardian contributor[1] and editor-in-chief of The Nation magazine, a position he has held since 2019.[2]


Guttenplan's writing career began in New York city politics and in publishing in 1980. He calls his proudest achievements of this time "drafting the bill to name a portion of Central Park "Strawberry Fields," commissioning a biography of the anarchist Emma Goldman, and the reissue of the WPA Guide to New York City."[3] During the 1980's, he also worked as the senior editor at the Village Voice.

Guttenplan worked as the London correspondent for The Nation before becoming the magazine's editor-in-chief. As of February 2019, he also served as the editor-in-chief for the U.K.-based magazine Jewish Quarterly.[4]

He has taught American History at University College and at Birkbeck College, and is a frequent commentator on American culture and politics on the BBC.[3]


Other works


Guttenplan produced the 2004 documentary Edward Said: The Last Interview, a conversation with his incurably ill friend and former teacher Edward Said, a Palestinian-American intellectual who was a professor at Columbia University.



From personal website[3]

  • Columbia Unversity, degree in Philosophy
  • Cambridge University, degree in English Literature
  • University of London, doctorate degree in History

Contact Information

D. D. Guttenplan, editor-in-chief, The Nation Magazine
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Website: ddguttenplan.com
Email: don@ddguttenplan.com
Twitter: @ddguttenplan

External Resources

Related Sourcewatch


  1. The Guardian, DD Guttenplan, organizational website, accessed September 16, 2019.
  2. David Smith, The Nation: oldest weekly magazine in the US names new editor, Guardian, April 10, 2019, accessed September 16, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 D. D. Guttenplan, About, personal website, accessed September 16, 2019.
  4. Jewish Quarterly, Don Guttenplan, organizational website, accessed September 16, 2019.