James Kirchick

Did the Cold War ever end?

1 December 2022 8:23 pm

Vladimir Putin turned seventy on October 7, but Garry Kasparov was not in the mood for a celebration. The Russian…

Have we finally reached Peak Pride?

2 November 2022 3:54 am

Have we reached Peak Pride? As a gay man, I suppose I should feel gratified by the fervor with which…

Why Glenn Greenwald backs Putin

21 February 2022 7:21 am

Few things are sure in life: death, taxes and Glenn Greenwald advocating whatever position happens to be in the interests…

jake auchincloss

Jake Auchincloss and incendiary rhetoric

23 August 2020 12:46 am

I can’t claim to know what Jake Auchincloss was thinking when he asked, 10 years ago, why it was acceptable…

As a gay Jewish man I did not expect to be spat at in a west London street

18 May 2019 9:00 am

There are many places where a gay Jewish couple wearing yarmulkes wouldn’t feel comfortable walking down the street. I didn’t…

How Hillary Clinton found her populist side (and why she’ll have to lose it)

18 April 2015 9:00 am

If you want to be the Democratic nominee, it’s populism or bust

How fascist is Ukraine's Svoboda?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Encounters with the rightward edge of Ukraine’s new government

Sochi Olympics: Why picking on gays has backfired so horribly for Vladimir Putin

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Russia’s thuggish President has picked on the wrong minority

This Town, by Mark Leibovich - review

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Many books have been written about the corruption, venality and incestuousness that characterise Washington DC, but none has been as…