Franklin Foer is an American journalist and former editor of The New Republic. Foer is a 2012 Bernard L. Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation as of September 2011. Foer has written for Slate and New York magazine. He served as editor of American magazine The New Republic from 2006 until 2010. He then became editor again in 2012. His book How Soccer Explains the World was published in 2004. The book Jewish Jocks, which he co-edited with New Republic writer Marc Tracy, was published in 2012; Foer has described it as an effort to avoid the “simple hagiography” he found in some of the many existing books about Jewish sports figures.