Jay Tolson

Jay Tolson is a senior writer at U. S. News & World Report, concentrating on culture, politics, society, and religion. In cover stories, section leads, and shorter pieces, he writes on social issues, foreign affairs, scholarly debates, all areas of culture and the arts, education, social policy, and new thinking about a wide range of historical and contemporary topics. Tolson received an A. B. in history from Princeton University in 1972 and an M. A. in literature from American University in 1977.