Books & Arts

  • May 2008
  • Choosing the Whip

    7th May 2008

    Heidi Holland explores the complex psychology of Robert Mugabe. Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who…

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  • April 2008
  • The Passivist

    3rd Apr 2008

    Matthew Yglesias proves that doves, too, bury their heads in the sand. Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw…

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  • February 2008
  • How a British MP Lost Her Seat But Kept Her Dignity

    15th Feb 2008

    The Oona King Diaries: House Music by Oona King; Bloomsbury; 384 pages.  Not long after she lost reelection in May…

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  • October 2007
  • Queer Theory

    8th Oct 2007

    The Columbia Professor Who Also Doesn’t Think Gay People Exist in the Middle East Of all the absurd claims expressed…

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  • June 2007
  • Hunting in Zimbabwe for Identity and Family

    26th Jun 2007

    When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa By Peter Godwin; Little, Brown and Company; 352 pages; $24.99. Last…

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  • The Idea War Against African AIDS

    6th Jun 2007

    The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West and the Fight Against AIDS by Helen Epstein; 352 pages; Farrar, Straus and Giroux Last year, while…

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  • May 2007
  • In the Heart of the Country

    23rd May 2007

    Shades of Difference: Mac Maharaj and the Struggle for South Africa by Padraig O’Malley; Viking; 648 pages; $32.95.  To the victors, it seems,…

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  • November 2006
  • Girlish Figure

    23rd Nov 2006

    The staged legacy of Rachel Corrie. Of all the subjects for a 90-minute, one-woman show, Rachel Corrie ought to have…

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About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and foreign correspondent currently based in Washington. He has reported from Southern and North Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, across the European continent, and the Caucasus. He is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C., a correspondent for The Daily Beast and is a columnist for Tablet. His first book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press.

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