American-Jewish Essayist and French Antiwar Philosopher Among Dan David Prize Winners for 2013

Among the winners are Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic and Michel Serres, one of the greatest French philosophers living today.

The five winners of this year's Dan David Prize were announced Monday by the Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University. Among them are Leon Wieseltier, a prominent American Jew who serves as literary editor of The New Republic; Prof. Esther Duflo, a French economist who studies poverty in the Third World; and Michel Serres, a French scholar whose work on the atrocities  of war has helped seal his...