James Kirchick, a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative, is a columnist at Tablet magazine and the author of The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age. His Twitter feed is @jkirchick.
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The Holocaust Should Never Be Minimized

A bit review in ‘The New Yorker’ provides an unfortunate master class in how to relativize and de-emphasize the Holocaust’s unparalleled horrors

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The ‘Fake News’ Problem

Why the left is also responsible for the proliferation of inaccurate information—and why the big beneficiary is Donald Trump

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Holocaust Exploitation

Why the sudden rush to Shoah analogies from people who just handed over the keys to the Middle East to the Iranians? And why did Trump leave the Jews out of remembrance of the genocide?

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‘YOLOCAUST’: New Web Site Satirizes the Misuse of One of the Most Iconic Holocaust Memorials

Berlin-based Israeli artist rebukes those who abuse the city’s monument to victims of the Shoah

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A Warning to Jewish Democrats: The Time to Fight for Your Party Is Now

The GOP has already lost its soul to its most radical elements. Will the Dems, like Britain’s Labour, now do the same?

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To Be Jewish in America, Then and Now

When art doesn’t imitate life: Not That Jewish, a one-woman show about American-Jewish identity, feels like a relic of an anodyne past

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Who Goes Trump?

What ultimately determines support for the GOP nominee isn’t race, class, or political ideology. It’s character.

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Nicholas Kristof Is No Jan Karski—in Spirit or Otherwise

Karski’s foundation will present the ‘New York Times’ columnist with its leadership award on Tuesday—a poor choice given that Kristof has failed to confront Iran’s Holocaust denial or its sponsorship of Assad

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Holocaust Denial on Trial

The infamous Lipstadt-Irving libel battle gets a trim new David Hare film adaptation starring Rachel Weisz—just in time for the rise of Trump

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New Videos Show How Yale Betrayed Itself By Favoring Cry-Bullies

Campus Week: Lessons learned—and avoided—in a free-speech debacle in the Ivy League

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Killing Reinhard Heydrich

The harrowing new film ‘Anthropoid’ analyzes the cost-benefit equation of the only successful assassination of a Nazi leader in World War II

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The Revolt of the Banana Republicans

The travesty that unfolded in Cleveland

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Jared Kushner, Shanda

How the scion of one tri-state crime family married into another, in a story equal parts ‘Sopranos’ and ‘Game of Thrones.’

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The Islamist War on Gays Comes to America

The mass murder in Orlando wasn’t a random display of ‘hate.’ It is an expression of a repugnant political philosophy that targets women, Jews, and gays.

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Donald Trump’s Little Boy Is a Gay Half-Jew With Jungle Fever

The sad story of Milo Yiannopoulos: the Trump troll with Daddy issues

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Who Is Responsible for Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party? Jeremy Corbyn.

Something is rotten in the United Kingdom

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The Holocaust Without Jews

Attempts to universalize the specific suffering of Jews in the Shoah go hand in hand with efforts to de-legitimize the Jewish state

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Bernie Sanders’ Jewish Problem, and Ours

It’s ‘good Jew’ vs. ‘bad Jew’ in the hyper-politicized moral arena of American Jewry and Zionism

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The Soft Bigotry of Trump’s Explainers

As leader of the free world, the GOP candidate would be no better for his disaffected fans than Hamas has been for its so-called constituents—so, why do we fetishize the ‘white working-class voter’ and his opinions?

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Donald Trump Is Turning Me Liberal

The real reason Jewish conservatives hate Trump. Hint: It has nothing to do with Iraq.

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Intersectionality’s Newest Victims: Women

How the regressive left’s new campaign against Hillary Clinton represents the cannibalizing of American liberalism

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How Intersectionality Makes You Stupid

A gay-rights group, caving to anti-Israel extremists, decides to cancel an ‘intensely divisive’ Jewish event—and then, under opposite pressure, decides to include it. The flawed lesson? The victim who shouts the loudest gets what they want in today’s hyper-politicized cultural climate.

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The Bad-Faith Analogy Between Syrian Refugees and Jews Fleeing Nazi Germany

Why the comparison is more ‘virtue signal’ than productive policy stance

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Growing Up at Yale

A recent controversy over potentially offensive Halloween costumes at the Ivy League campus makes me ask: Where are the adults?

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‘Greater Israel With Gay Marriage in It’?

State of the gay nation: The flourishing of a vibrant gay community in the heart of the Middle East is a marvel, but many of the complexities of LGBT life remain unresolved

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Putin Takes Credit For Defeating Fascism. LOL

George Orwell would wince at the Russian leader’s gross distortions of history

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Why Are James Fallows and His Commenters Annoyed by the Holocaust?

The ugly accusation that Jews ‘use’ the Shoah to drive nations to war migrates from the swamps of the right to the foreign policy left

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My Schabas Dinner

A personal encounter with the former head of a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza

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Rock, Paper, Scissors of PC Victimology

Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews

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Israelis in Berlin

The insidious, and mistaken, media meme around the irresistible story of Israelis choosing to live in Germany

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