Character Studies

  • December 2011
  • The Happy Warrior

    15th Dec 2011

    My memories of Christopher Hitchens In February 2009, I attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut with Christopher Hitchens. You could…

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  • October 2011
  • Forget Stonewall

    13th Oct 2011

    Frank Kameny (1925 – 2011) Made the Gay Rights Movement Happen. Frank Kameny never thought he would live to see what…

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  • September 2011
  • The Professor of Propaganda

    3rd Sep 2011

    Why is the world’s most-quoted Syria expert a flack for Bashar al-Assad? In February, Vogue magazine published one of the most notorious…

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  • 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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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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