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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).

Commenting on my post the other day on Pete Seeger, a blogger at The Nation notes that "James Kirchick has engaged The Nation in some...

One hates to dampen the feelings of national euphoria that have taken hold over the past few days, but there's one moment from the week's...

From the New York Times interview with the gravitas-emitting Vice President-Elect: He said he would bring more to the job than any of his predecessors, except...

From "Death brings despair and a defiant smile in a Gaza hospital," by Taghreed El-Khodary, International Herald Tribune, January 8, 2008: The emergency room at...

Most of those who have defended Operation Cast Lead as justifiable, whether or not they believe it to be in Israel's best interest, have done...

David Frum doesn't need me to come to his defense. But this attack piece by David Corn, formerly Washington correspondent of the Nation, now at...

For what it's worth, add Charlie Rangel to the list of J Street-endorsed legislators dissenting from the organization's extremist positions. In a statement issued December...

Like Adam Schiff and Robert Wexler, Barney Frank is another liberal Democrat and steadfast congressional supporter of Israel who was endorsed by J Street. And...

Adam Schiff isn't the only J-Street "endorsed" member of Congress to contradict the organization's posture of moral equivalence regarding Israel and Hamas. Robert Wexler, Democratic...

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of California was one of many incumbent legislators endorsed by J Street PAC, the political action committee of J Street, the...

The Nation is running an appeal for the "victims" in the Gaza Strip. Writing on the magazine's "Act Now" blog, a "guide to expressing informed...

When the progressive "pro-Israel, pro-peace" organization J Street emerged last spring, I wrote an article showing how its pretensions to mainstream credibility, as well as...