Books & Arts

  • April 2011
  • Film Director Peter Weir On 'The Way Back'

    6th Apr 2011

    Peter Weir is Australia’s most acclaimed film director, with movies like “Gallipoli,” “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” “The Truman Show,” and…

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  • February 2011
  • The Center-Right Honorable Tony Blair

    1st Feb 2011

    A Journey: My Political Life By Tony Blair Knopf. 720 Pages. $35.00. Aside from George W. Bush, has any other Western…

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  • January 2011
  • Menace à Trois: Alliances with Iran and Turkey? Please.

    26th Jan 2011

    Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future Stephen Kinzer (New York: Times Books, 2010) Stephen Kinzer’s Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future might…

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  • December 2010
  • Coincidence?

    27th Dec 2010

    Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch; Riverhead 400 pp., $26.95 To understand the…

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  • September 2010
  • The Unspoken Alliance

    1st Sep 2010

    The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa By Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Pantheon Books, 336 pages In The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship…

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  • August 2010
  • Fleurs du Mal

    30th Aug 2010

    North Korea’s ghastly art, on display in Vienna. Vienna If the painting Kim Jong Il, the supreme commander of the Korean…

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  • Tolerating the Intolerable

    28th Aug 2010

    The Flight of the Intellectuals By Paul Berman; Melville House; 304 pages; $26.00.  In 2003, the Swiss-born Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan…

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  • July 2010
  • Little War, Big Problems

    25th Jul 2010

    A Little War that Shook the World: Georgia, Russia, and the Future of the West By Ronald D. Asmus, Palgrave MacMillan,…

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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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  • February 2010
  • South Africa's Fading Promise

    1st Feb 2010

      South Africa’s Brave New World.  By R.W. Johnson; Allen Lane; 646 pages; £25.   “I miss the times 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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