James Kirchick, a fellow with the Foreign Policy Initiative, is a columnist at Tablet. He is a former writer at large for Radio Free Europe based in Prague and a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow based in Berlin. His Twitter feed is @jkirchick.
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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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Matzoball Memories

My uncle, godfather of the Jewish singles business, created a Christmas Eve tradition

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Meet the New Jews, Same as the Old Jews

Why ‘Islamophobia’ in Europe cannot be equated with anti-Semitism, either in nature or degree

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A Zionist Porn Star, a Lube Merchant, and a Lesbian Rabbi Walk Into a Gay Synagogue…

Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue

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PETA’s Gay Bunnies and the Holocaust on Your Plate

Another egregious campaign by the animal rights group, which once compared Shoah victims to pigs

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Meet the French Philosopher’s Son Manning the Intellectual Barricades in Kiev

Raphael Glucksmann should be with his family in Paris, but he’s too busy defending the nascent liberal democracy in Ukraine

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What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Apartheid?

Kerry and others talk in terms of demographics, but it’s a question of rights

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Germans Shun Comparisons Between Hitler and Putin. What Are They Avoiding?

The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy

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Why Hungary’s Jobbik Party Won While it Lost

This weekend’s elections cemented the neo-fascist movement’s political role

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Putin Warned of Fascism in Ukraine, But a Look Across Europe Suggests He’s to Blame

A visit to Kiev’s Jewish institutions reveals Jews there are less concerned about their neighbors at home than the bully next door

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RT Anchor’s Riff Not as ‘Rogue’ As It Seems

How Abby Martin’s on-air jab at Russian intervention in Crimea helps Putin

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If You Want To Combat Hate, Don’t Outlaw Hate Speech—Counter It With Better Ideas

Europe’s approach to banning expression lets people feel good but does nothing to eradicate racism

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