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A. Jay Adler did his graduate studies at Columbia University and is currently Adjunct Professor of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Lecturer in English at El Camino College. He is also contributing poetry editor at West Magazine. Adler writes in all genres, including poetry, drama, screenwriting, fiction, and essay. His journalism has appeared in DoubleTake and Tikkun, his essays on film in Bright Lights Film Journal, Senses of Cinema, and The Fortnightly Review, and his writing on Native America has been anthologized in Global Viewpoints: Indigenous Peoples. Adler is the featured writer in the forthcoming issue of Footnote: a Journal of Literary History. He blogs on politics, ideas, and culture at the sad red earth. His most recent writing on Israel, "Academic Boycotts and Re-Colonization by Theory," appears at Scholars for Peace in The Middle East.

ARTICLES BY: A. Jay Adler


April 3, 2014 6:27 am
3

The Third Narrative: Not So Third, Not a Narrative, Not New

I regret to say that a fair number of people I respect (and some not so much) have signed on to a statement about the...

February 11, 2014 1:43 am
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A Misguided Argument About Anti-Semitism

In the Wall Street Journal of February 3, Harvard's Ruth R. Wisse published an Op-Ed titled "The Dark Side of the War on 'the One...

December 30, 2013 8:25 am
10

Wrong on Both Counts: Academic Boycotts and Israel

Statements rejecting calls for an academic boycott of Israel, such as that recently resolved by the academic American Studies Association, generally resort fully only to...

September 9, 2013 9:45 am
2

Forgetfulness is a Chemical Weapon

Something fails to fire. Across the synaptic gap, neurotransmission falls short. For only a moment or forever, we cease to remember - -- "as if," Billy...

July 25, 2013 7:58 am
3

Helen Thomas and Oedipus

On CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday morning, new host David Folkenflik hosted three female journalists, including Judy Woodruff, Ann Compton, and Candy Crowley in considering the...

July 12, 2013 6:35 am
3

‘Blowback’ and the Rhetoric of Revenge

Terror apologia begins by denying the very meaning of the word terrorism, but slyly redirects the charge at the Western nations that use the word....

June 20, 2013 6:30 am
7

“It goes without saying”: the Further Rhetoric of Terrorist Apologia

When the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, then with Salon, interviewed Rene Brulin in 2010, the purpose of the conversation was to discuss Brulin's research into the...

June 10, 2013 8:27 am
2

The United States of Securitopia

How bad is the administration's defense of its just revealed telephone and internet surveillance programs? Pretty bad. Mind you, that question does not address the programs themselves....

June 3, 2013 1:44 am
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Notes Toward a Terror Apologist’s Rhetoric (Abridged but Unexpurgated)

You have probably noticed that an enormous amount of public debate is repetition. It gets to the point - you hear the same arguments often...

May 17, 2013 8:20 am
1

Drones and the Human Agency of War

Joshua Foust has written at Foreign Policy a misleadingly titled essay, "A Liberal Case for Drones." I think there is such a case, but this...

May 3, 2013 9:07 am
3

A Campaign of Willful Blindness on Terrorism

On April 15, 2013 at 2:49 p.m. two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Most of us know the details, more...

April 23, 2013 1:52 pm
7

The Boston Marathon Bombing and America’s So-Called Faith Privilege

The Boston Marathon bombing provoked enactment of what has emerged, since 9/11, as a ritual of political theater refined even beyond its long history of...

February 22, 2013 10:32 am
6

Lessons from Brooklyn College BDS, Barghouti, and Butler

Reader and correspondent David Lurie has directed me to some not well-publicized revelations about the Brooklyn College BDS event. To begin, the campus BDS chapter...

February 15, 2013 12:29 am
8

Response to Judith Butler at Brooklyn College

The ironic and the disingenuous are kin. Their commonality resides in a gap, which is the distance between what is said and something else. With...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

Trump, Iran’s Rouhani Exchange Threats, Insults on UN’s World S...

US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani exchanged taunts at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday with...

Israel

Netanyahu Says Israel Will Continue Syria Operations to Prevent Iranian Ent...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel would continue to carry out military operations in Syria, issuing the...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...

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