About

What Is Octavian?

Octavian is a platform for the world’s leading experts to share their unbiased insights. We publish a quarterly magazine, convene events, and make our content available digitally. We are a community dedicated to restoring the public discourse. It’s the voice of reason in an unreasonable age.

Our guiding principles are simple: intellectual honesty, belief in the value of real expertise, and commitment to open debate. Our contributors all possess demonstrable experience as thinkers or practitioners in their fields, and we let them share their knowledge without partisan distortion. We emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach including significant attention to our culture, old and new. We do not publish pieces meant to elicit outrage or approval, but to ask hard questions, share insight, and give voice to great writers, thinkers and ideas.

It’s not enough simply to criticize the narrowing of our intellectual scope as individuals and citizens.

We want to change it for the better.

And we need your help. Please support the Octavian Foundation, which supports our mission, and subscribe to our journal. We promise you will be informed, enlightened, and entertained.

Click the links here to donate or subscribe. All donations go through our fiscal sponsor The Field, a 501(c)(3), and are tax-deductible.

 

 

Our Editorial Board

Elliot Ackerman
Anne Applebaum
José Maria Aznar
Charlene Barshefsky
Ian Bremmer
Steven A. Cook
John Currin
Thomas Demand
Abraham Foxman
James Grant
Annie Jacobsen
Garry Kasparov
Bernard-Henri Lévy
Kenneth M. Pollack
Nouriel Roubini
Dennis Ross
Stacy Schiff
Michael Steinhardt
Emma Sky
Ilan Stavans