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Brandywine, MD, United States

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Past articles by James:

Writers of the World, Denounce!

Perhaps the most enduring of communism’s many ignominious contributions to Western intellectual life is the collective letter of denunciation. In 1958, after the writer Boris Pasternak won the Nobel Prize in literature, the presidium of the Union of Soviet Writers voted unanimously to expel him in a move that was reported on the front page of The New York Times. According to this governmentally… → Read More

Norah Vincent's Gender Trouble

The late writer's lessons on breaking the gender binary → Read More

The Sanctification of George Soros

How the left stopped worrying about Soros the billionaire and learned to love Soros ‘the Jew’ → Read More

Germany has only itself to blame

The Germans have only themselves to blame for their vulnerability to energy blackmail → Read More

The founding myth of Stonewall

Gay history is too bourgeois for today’s progressives → Read More

How World War II Led to Washington’s First Outing

A wild tale of Nazi spies, a Brooklyn brothel and a closeted senator → Read More

The Pro-Israel King of German Media Eyes Politico

Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner is in talks to buy the Beltway news site, which bodes poorly for employees who have tried to bully management into left-wing ideological purity → Read More

Trying to make Israel vs. Hamas about race is nonsensical and dangerous

According to the warped progressive view, diaspora Jews, by dint of their affinity for Israel, lose the status of religious and ethnic minority, and acquire that of handmaidens to racist oppression. → Read More

The increase in LGBTQ support for Trump has a silver lining

A sizeable number of LGBTQ voters apparently feel safe and liberated enough to vote much like the rest of the country. → Read More

The Divisions That Are Destroying the Country

In “Divided We Fall,” David French warns that secession movements are a real possibility for the future. → Read More

You wouldn’t know it from the coverage, but most Germans are fine with Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops

Germans have been ambivalent about their relationship to the U.S. for the past 70 years. → Read More

The historic LGBTQ Trump appointment that got overshadowed

For decades, gay people were banned from intelligence work. → Read More

Weekend at Bernie’s –

“I am very proud to be Jewish and look forward to being the first Jewish president,” Sen. Bernie Sanders declared to the annual J Street conference last October. It was an unusually straightforward statement from the presidential candidate who distinguished himself on the progressive left, for a while anyway, for eschewing identity politics in favor … → Read More

The Left’s Race War –

In just the past two weeks, Donald Trump has told four ethnic minority congresswomen, three of them natural born citizens, to “go back” to the “broken and crime infested” “countries” “from which they came,” described the African American Congressman Elijah Cummings as a “bully” and his city of Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent … → Read More

Transgendering Stonewall: Gay Rights Join the Victimhood Olympics –

Was Anne Frank “bisexual?” Keen to claim her as one of their own, some queer activists are citing previously overlooked passages from the complete and unabridged second edition of Frank’s diary as evidence that the world’s most famous Holocaust victim swung both ways. “I remember that once when I slept with a girl friend I had … → Read More

What does a Pride parade have to do with NATO? More than you might think.

In post-Soviet lands, respect for gay rights is a good barometer of democracy’s health. → Read More

Germany is NATO’s biggest freeloader

Angela Merkel and her country have become a drag on the alliance. → Read More

How Dare Chelsea Clinton Defend the Jews? –

In his rambling, 70-page manifesto, the Australian white supremacist who massacred some 50 Muslims in New Zealand last week cited, as inspirations, British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosley, the People’s Republic of China, a videogame called Spyro the Dragon, fellow white supremacist terrorist Dylan Roof, and the Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Bering Breivik. Conspicuous by … → Read More

Corbynism Comes to America –

Less than four years ago, Jeremy Corbyn was an obscure backbencher in the British Parliament. In his 30 years as a member of the Labour Party, his greatest legislative accomplishment was paradoxically the lack of any: From 1997 to 2010, when Labour was last in government, Corbyn was the MP who voted against his own … → Read More

Jeremy Corbyn is thoroughly indecent

A political party will not be able to extirpate its anti-Semitism as long as an anti-Semite leads it. → Read More