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James Kirchick

James Kirchick

James Kirchick, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, is the author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age (Yale University Press).

Brooke Astor, "Aristocrat of the People," as her Times obituary labeled her, died Monday afternoon at the ripe age of 105. She will be...

For a healthy bit of schadenfreude, take a look at this blog post from Katha Pollitt, a columnist for the Nation. It is a plaintive...

Last week, I wrote about one example of those who blame the West for Africa's problems. I disputed the claim that the wide suspicion among...

It has been proven yet again that New York City's colorful political scene rivals that of any municipality or state. To wit: Lenora Fulani—the political...

Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid, has posted a response to my critique of her op-ed in the New York Times two weeks ago. Washington...

Last week, the New York Times published a curious op-ed entitled "Why Africa Fears Western Medicine," by Harriet A. Washington. The piece was published days...

Say what you will about Christopher Hitchens—his views on Israel, most exhaustively rendered in a book he co-authored with the late Edward Said, leave much...

Noah Pollak of Azure has an informative summary of the problems with UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, whose ostensible mission is the...

Over the weekend, the New York Times published an open letter from the Elie Wiesel Foundation, originally released July 11, signed by 51 Nobel laureates,...