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Jonathan Foreman

Jonathan Foreman

Jonathan Foreman is a London-based writer and a frequent contributor to Commentary.

This year saw two major scandals in the British media. The one that received the most attention concerned cell-phone “hacking” by a private detective hired...

The riots that erupted in London on August 6 finally petered out after four days. By then thousands of police officers had been drafted from...

“He’s pure evil, isn’t he?” a British colleague ventured when I told him I was reviewing Donald Rumsfeld’s autobiography. That an intelligent, well-informed person who...

The indefinable international organization known as WikiLeaks was relatively unknown between its setting up in 2006 and the April 2010 premiere it staged at the...

The indefinable international organization known as WikiLeaks was relatively unknown between its setting up in 2006 and the April 2010 premiere it staged at the...

The British writer Howard ­Jacobson was so astonished when his latest novel The Finkler Question won the Man Booker Prize—the most prestigious award for ­fiction...

The wind has changed in India’s capital, though not in a way that might disperse the ever more noxious smog produced by the thousands...

In the spring of 2005, I watched two U.S. Army units training Iraqi National Army soldiers at a base in Baghdad. One Iraqi brigade...

Moment of Truth in Iraq: How a New “Greatest Generation” of American Soldiers is Turning Defeat and Disaster into Victory and Hope by...