Eyal Press
  • Programs: Fellows

    Eyal Press is a Puffin Fellow at The Nation Institute and a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He is a contributor to the New Yorker, the New York Times, The Nation and numerous other publications.  He is the author of Beautiful Souls, an exploration of what animates individual acts of courage and conscience in dangerous circumstances, and Absolute Convictions, a narrative account of the abortion wars that racked the city of Buffalo, NY, and the medical practice of his father. 

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Featured Work
  • Something in the Air
  • Jessica Robertson got sick working as an inspector at a poultry plant. Now she's speaking out to defend workers exposed to chemicals.

  • The Wounds of the Drone Warrior
  • Even soldiers who fight wars from a safe distance have found themselves traumatized. Could their injuries be moral ones?

  • Madness
  • In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards.

  • A Botched Operation
  • Steven Brigham’s abortion clinics keep being sanctioned for offering substandard care. Why is he still in business?

  • Whistleblower, Leaker, Traitor, Spy
  • Americans are far more conflicted about people who reveal unpleasant secrets about the government and large corporations than the romantic image of the heroic whistleblower would have us believe.

  • Silencing the Whistleblowers
  • The Obama administration supports whistleblower rights — except when that support collides with its desire to appease the national security establishment.

  • Israel's Holy Warriors
  • Until recently, displays of disobedience in the Israeli army were mainly carried out by the left. But a growing number of soldiers from Israel's religious right want to preserve the occupation, not end it.