News Release: Foreign Affairs Wins FOLIO Award for Best Single Article of 2013

Foreign Affairs magazine accepted an Eddie Award for Best Single Article of 2013 at this morning’s Folio Awards ceremony, held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. It is the fourth accolade the magazine has received this year. 

The magazine won for “Can America Be Fixed?” by CNN GPS host Fareed Zakaria. Zakaria offered an astute inspection of how the current state of American democracy is undermining the political and economic future of the country.

“The crisis of democracy,” Zakaria writes, “never really went away; it was just papered over with temporary solutions and obscured by a series of lucky breaks. Today, the problems have mounted, and yet American democracy is more dysfunctional and commands less authority than ever—and it has fewer levers to pull in a globalized economy. This time, the pessimists might be right.”

Foreign Affairs won in the category of association/nonprofit magazines that publish six times or more a year. The other nominees included AAA Arizona, The Humane Society of the United States, and National Geographic.

The piece was the cover story for the January/February 2013 issue, which was also the first issue to include a photographic cover in the magazine’s more than ninety–year history. 

“Very few people can put our country's current challenges in their proper comparative, historical, and intellectual perspective, and Fareed is one of them, so we were delighted to be able to feature him in our pages.  The problem now is getting people to follow his advice,” says Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs magazine. 

The magazine received an honorable mention from min for best packaged archival content for The Clash of Civilizations? The Debate: 20th Anniversary Edition, which was published in August to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Samuel Huntington’s seminal essay “The Clash of Civilizations?” Foreign Affairs Publisher Lynda Hammes was named to the 2013 FOLIO 100, saluting the most influential media professionals of the year. Finally, Jacques E.C. Hymans, associate professor of international relations at the University of Southern California, won the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order from the University of Louisville for his theory on nuclear proliferation, which he spelled out in Foreign Affairs.

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