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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).

Buried in Sunday's New York Times front-pager on Caroline Kennedy, the presumptive (and presumptuous) junior senator from New York lets it be known that it...

It's worth noting that many of the liberal critics who cited Sarah Palin's lack of experience as the numero uno reason for her being unfit...

Writing today in the Boston Globe, Robert Rotberg of the Kennedy School has the solution for what ails Zimbabwe. After explaining the dire humanitarian situation...

I've written in this space before about "Feministing," the humorless, overly earnest feminist-oriented blog that manages to be both obnoxiously preening and unintentionally hilarious. The...

Bill Ayers's election-day interview with the New Yorker's David Remnick doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things, now that November 4th has passed....

The past few years have borne witness to the increasing relevance of programs like the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Colbert Report, and Saturday...

Remember the old saw about how far America's good name has fallen in the world? It's a bedrock principal of the Left's worldview that the...

H.D.S. Greenway of the Boston Globe accuses Robert Kagan of having a "frozen worldview." Why? Because the "McCain guru" apparently disagrees with the notion that...

It's widely believed that 43 years ago, the Israeli government blocked the Beatles from performing there for fear that the rock band would corrupt the...

In John Heileman's thorough cover story for New York this week on the state of the presidential race, this quote from Obama strategist David...

I know it's not a good idea to invest too much in the political statements of celebrities, but the Scottish actor Alan Cumming said something...

Over at The Nation, Adam Howard writes: I have this regular debate with my fellow progressive friends about whether voters are simply stupid. I always play...