On this episode of Free Expression, Wall Street Journal Editor at Large Gerry Baker speaks with Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin, about what tragedies like the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre say about guns, mental health and young men, and if the tide will turn against cancel culture and the war on language.
On this episode of Free Expression, Wall Street Journal Editor at Large Gerry Baker speaks with biophysicist Michael Levitt about the economic and social damage caused by lockdowns, why there should have been more disagreement among the experts studying Covid-19, and why he thinks the politicization of science will get worse before it gets better.
Editor at Large Gerry Baker speaks with geopolitical analyst Ian Bremmer about how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has revitalized the west and harmed Moscow, why cyberattacks are more of a threat than nuclear proliferation, and how the world now faces three major crises that will require a revival of American unity and purpose to overcome.Read transcript
Gerry Baker is Editor at Large of The Wall Street Journal. His weekly column for the editorial page, “Free Expression,” appears in The Wall Street Journal each Tuesday. Mr. Baker is also host of “WSJ at Large with Gerry Baker,” a weekly news and current affairs interview show on the Fox Business Network, and the weekly WSJ Opinion podcast "Free Expression" where he speaks with some of the world's leading writers, influencers and thinkers about a variety of subjects.
Mr. Baker previously served as Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones from 2013-2018. Prior to that, Mr. Baker was Deputy Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal from 2009-2013. He has been a journalist for more than 30 years, writing and broadcasting for some of the world’s most famous news organizations, including his tenure at The Financial Times, The Times of London, and The BBC.
He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, where he graduated in 1983 with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.