• April 2009
  • Lebanon on Tenterhooks

    8th Apr 2009

    “They are the martyrs. You are the witnesses.” Thus proclaims one of Beirut’s ubiquitous political billboards overlooking the vast plaza…

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  • Tough Love

    3rd Apr 2009

    Bronwen Maddox makes the case against Anti-Americanism. In Defense of America By Bronwen Maddox; Little, Brown; 216 pages; $16.99.  “Only…

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  • March 2009
  • Play Nice, Folks

    26th Mar 2009

    Why confrontation is exactly the wrong approach when it comes to getting what you want. Leave it to Melissa Etheridge…

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  • Gay Marriage Isn't Racist

    12th Mar 2009

    Jasmyne Cannick may not admit it, but marriage equality benefits all gays and lesbians — not just the white ones I…

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  • Do or Dybul

    11th Mar 2009

    Was Bush’s AIDS czar a pragmatic dissenter, a tool of the religious right, or both? On January 9, Ambassador Mark…

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  • Freeman's Soft Spot for Dictatorships

    3rd Mar 2009

    On May 26, 2006, Chas Freeman sent an e-mail to a confidential listserv called ChinaSec. The subject under discussion was…

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  • February 2009
  • Pravda on the Potomac

    18th Feb 2009

    Russian propaganda descends on Washington. Ramzan Kadyrov, one would assume, is hardly the sort of man the Russian government would…

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  • December 2008
  • The Resurgent House of Kennedy

    19th Dec 2008

    Up until very recently, it was hard to find anything nasty to say about Caroline Kennedy. The only daughter of…

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  • A Friend to Gays and Antigay Dictators Alike

    11th Dec 2008

    It’s not surprising that Sean Penn, thanks to his star turn as Harvey Milk, is becoming a hero of the…

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  • November 2008
  • The Foley Follies

    26th Nov 2008

    The scandal surrounding former Florida Republican representative Mark Foley was critical in the Democrats’ 2006 takeover of Congress. Now that…

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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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