Sasha Issenberg is a contributor to New York and the Washington correspondent for Monocle, where he covers politics, business, diplomacy, and culture. He covered the 2016 election as a contributor to Bloomberg Politics and Businessweek, the 2012 election as a columnist for Slate and the 2008 election as a national political reporter in the Washington bureau of The Boston Globe. His work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Politico Magazine, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, Inc., The Atlantic, Boston, Philadelphia, and George, where he served as a contributing editor.

His first book, The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy, was published by Gotham in 2007.  His third, Outpatients: The Astonishing New World of Medical Tourism, was published by Columbia Global Reports in 2016.

Selected Work:

  • New YorkDivided We Stand

    The country is hopelessly split. So why don't we just make it official and break up? (November 14, 2018)

  • Philadelphia Boo-Boos in Paradise

    David Brooks is the public intellectual of the moment. But our writer found out he doesn't check his facts. (April 2004)

  • SlateDick Knows

    The Watergate movie that got it right. (June 6, 2005)

  • Bloomberg Politics The Barnstormers

    What Bernie Sanders learned from Tahrir Square, Occupy Wall Street and Zappos. (February 24, 2016)

  • The New York Times MagazineNudge the Vote

    How behavioral science is remaking politics. (October 31, 2010)

  • Bloomberg Politics The Strange Case of Cambridge Analytica

    Does the well-connected London personality profiler promise too much? (November 12, 2015)

  • New YorkBorn This Way

    The new weird science of hardwired political identity. (April 8, 2012)

  • The Washington MonthlyThe Simplest Life

    Why Americans romanticize the Amish. (October 2004)

  • New YorkWith These Words

    A gay-marriage court ruling becomes a hit at straight weddings. (July 27, 2012)

  • The Boston GlobeInventing John McCain

    John McCain, maverick icon of American duty and patriotism, is as much a literary creation as a political one. Meet the author. (April 13, 2008)

  • Legal AffairsShanghaied

    Mr. Liu keeps film buffs in Fassbinder, Kurosawa, and Antonioni. Cheap. (March/April 2006)

  • PhiladelphiaThe Great Days of John Street

    The Mayor’s legacy is shaping up to be a hailstorm of scandal, a soaring deficit, and a rude reputation. So why on earth is he so happy? (May 2005)

  • BostonThe $700,000 Pyramid 

    Alan Solomont has never been shy about asking fellow fat cats to write big checks for Democratic candidates. This time around, the elite fundraiser is going after students and their beer money. (June 2007)

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