City Journal

  • December 2009
  • The Persian Version

    28th Dec 2009

    My 15 minutes of Iranian fame The request sounded innocent enough. “To all editors and TV stars on staff,” read…

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  • 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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  • August 2008
  • History's Comeback

    1st Aug 2008

    According to Robert Kagan, the world is back to normal. The Return of History and the End of Dreams by…

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  • July 2008
  • Communist Loser

    9th Jul 2008

    Eric Hobsbawm, revisionist On Empire: America, War and Global Supremacy,; By Eric Hobsbawm; Pantheon Books; 128 pp.; $19.95 Yes, Eric…

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  • 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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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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