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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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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Germany to Stop Monitoring Scientology

Troubling policy departure is a misguided response to NSA spying revelations

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Remembering LGBT Legal Activist Barrett Brick

Fought to record anti-gay violations in State Department’s human rights report

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A German Holocaust Survivor Steps into the Box

The controversial Berlin exhibit gets an unprecedented guest

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‘Pinkwashing’ Conference Head Claims Dissenters are ‘Israeli Operatives’

Bizarre clash of ideals at CUNY, where Israel is accused of using its gay-rights record to conceal its oppression of Palestinians

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Ron Lauder’s Weird Dinner

WJC chief waffles after condemning Hungarian PM’s inaction

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The Good Murdoch

Media magnate Axel Springer’s significant, and unheralded, role in repairing German-Jewish relations

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Being the Jew in the Box

To have conversations with Germans about Jews, I had to become an exhibition at Berlin’s Jewish Museum

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Germany’s Top Anti-Semite?

Journalist Jakob Augstein appears alongside Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on a top 10 list of the world’s worst bigots

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Kids’ Books Glorify Jihad at Frankfurt Book Fair

World’s most prestigious book fair also features anti-Semitic books

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Sinister Trend in Publishing

Saudi Arabia, China, and Iran ban books. Why are they being honored on the European book-fair circuit?

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The Professor’s Shoddy History

Berlin’s Jewish Museum gave Judith Butler and Germans permission to indulge dangerous political impulses

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Free-Speech Hypocrisy in Europe

A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response

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Scientology Is Not a Religion

Germany treats L. Ron Hubbard’s movement as a cult and a threat to democracy. The U.S. should follow its example.

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Rudy Giuliani’s New Low

‘America’s Mayor,’ who once called for U.S. intervention in Kosovo, is now consulting for Serbian nationalists

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London Jews’ Labour Problem

Ken Livingstone, the once and perhaps future London mayor, has made a string of anti-Semitic remarks. Why do his party’s leaders indulge him?

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Meet Europe’s New Fascists

Hungary’s far-right activists used to rally in the streets. Now they’re in parliament, where their party, Jobbik, is stoking hatred of Jews and Roma.

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The Audacity of Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart, the conservative web entrepreneur who died today, was perceived by many as a jester. He also revolutionized the media landscape.

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Advocate

Norman Eisen, an old friend of Obama’s from Harvard Law School, is bolstering the forces of liberalism as ambassador to the Czech Republic

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Caucus

With the release of an Israeli arrested on bogus charges in the Republic of Georgia, the two U.S. allies can get back to building a close relationship

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The Happy Warrior

My memories of Christopher Hitchens

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Pink Eye

Critics of Israel say the state touts its gay-rights record only to conceal its oppression of Palestinians. They call it pinkwashing. That’s nonsense.

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Right of Return

As Qaddafi falters, representatives of Libya’s expatriate Jewish community are on a quixotic quest to become part of the country’s new government

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The Lives of Others

Hungary has made a hard turn to the political right, but Holocaust survivor Karl Pfeifer, who in three decades of journalism has assailed Hungarian communists and Austrian fascists, refuses to let anti-Semitism return unchecked

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No Haven

When Yale shuttered its Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism last month, critics saw anti-Israel political correctness. But the project may simply have been a casualty of the university’s global ambitions.

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