About James

About James

James Kirchick is a journalist and the New York Times-bestselling author of Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington and The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age. A writer at large for Air Mail and a contributing writer for Tablet, he has reported from over 40 countries and his writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Recent Highlights

In the New York Times, Jamie argues against the U.S. government prosecution of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act.

For the Atlantic, Jamie writes about an acquaintance from Berlin whose harsh criticism of German government COVID policy earned him the wrath of prosecutors.

On the Reason podcast, Nick Gillespie interviewed Jamie about free expression, antisemitism, and the gay rights movement.