Remnick was born to a Jewish
in Hackensack, New Jersey
, the son of Barbara (Seigel), an art teacher, and Edward C. Remnick, a dentist.
He was raised in Hillsdale, New Jersey
, in a secular Jewish home with, he has said, "a lot of books around."
He is also childhood friends with comedian Bill Maher
He attended Pascack Valley High School
It was at Pascack Valley High School that he studied Russian as a language and was inspired to study the politics and culture of the USSR.
He was graduated summa cum laude
from Princeton University
in 1981 with an A.B. in comparative literature; there, he met writer John McPhee
, was a member of the University Press Club
, and helped found The Nassau Weekly
Remnick completed a 122-page long senior thesis titled "The Sympathetic Thread: 'Leaves of Grass' 1855-1865."
Remnick has implied that after college he wanted to write novels, but due to the illnesses of his parents, he needed to get a job. Remnick wanted to be a writer, so he chose a career in journalism, taking a job at The Washington Post
The New Yorker
Remnick became a staff writer at The New Yorker
in September 1992, after ten years at The Washington Post
In 2003, Remnick penned an editorial in The New Yorker
in the lead-up to the Iraq War saying "the United States has been wrong, politically and morally, about Iraq more than once in the past... but... a return to a hollow pursuit of containment will be the most dangerous option of all."
In the months leading up to the war, the magazine also published several articles connecting Saddam Hussein to al-Qaida, often relying on unnamed sources, or simply the claims of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, as evidence. The magazine received some criticism for their journalism during this period. 
The claims that Hussein and al-Qaida had a close operational relationship were false, as confirmed by numerous sources including a U.S military study in 2008.
In 2004, for the first time in its 80-year history, The New Yorker
endorsed a presidential candidate, John Kerry
In May 2009, Remnick was the subject of an extended Twitter
thread by former New Yorker
staff writer Dan Baum, whose contract with the magazine was not renewed by Remnick. The tweets, written over the course of a week, described the difficult relationship between Baum and Remnick, his editor.
In 2010, Remnick lent his support to the campaign urging the release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani
, the Iranian
woman sentenced to death by stoning after being convicted of adultery and ordering the murder of her husband by her lover.
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