Character Studies

  • August 2011
  • The Lives of Others

    16th Aug 2011

    Hungary has made a hard turn to the political right, but Holocaust survivor Karl Pfeifer, who in three decades of…

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  • June 2011
  • The Con Man and His Pet Columnist

    1st Jun 2011

    Why does Nicholas Kristof continue to defend the charlatan Greg Mortenson? When Greg Mortenson—the Montana nurse who earned worldwide fame with…

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  • July 2010
  • On Chaps and their Cocks

    26th Jul 2010

    In his memoir, Christopher Hitchens comes clean on gay love affairs past. In his vivid and deeply felt 1952 essay,…

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  • May 2010
  • The Gospel of Sergio

    25th May 2010

    Sergio a film by Greg Barker (Chasing the Flame, USA, 2009) There is a moment in Sergio, the documentary about the…

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  • January 2010
  • Turf Warrior

    25th Jan 2010

    Can Dennis Blair save U.S. intelligence? In the shadow of the intelligence failure that culminated with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab lighting an explosive…

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  • August 2009
  • Putrid Perez

    26th Aug 2009

    The latest scandal involving Perez Hilton presents an opportunity to ask the million dollar question: How has this half-literate typist…

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  • Darkness Falls

    21st Aug 2009

    Understanding Robert Novak’s controversial relationship with Israel and Judaism Alongside a zeal for supply-side economics, one of the defining passions…

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  • Unorthodox Position

    20th Aug 2009

    Meet Washington’s gay-friendly Orthodox rabbi When Zvi Bellin, a gay Washingtonian, heard that a vigil was being organized by members…

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  • July 2009
  • Meghan McCain Will Be Heard

    2nd Jul 2009

    ‘Does it sound campy to say I love gay men?’ asks Meghan McCain, sipping an iced tea at the nouveau-chic…

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  • April 2009
  • Bill Moyers, Gay-Baiter

    16th Apr 2009

    Before he became the self-righteous scold of the liberal television commentariat, Moyers served as a special assistant to Lyndon Johnson,…

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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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