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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
14

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...

Features

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

World

US Jewish Groups Overjoyed by Israel-Sudan Peace Announcement

The pulses of American Jewish leaders were set racing again on Friday as they reacted to the announcement of a historic US-brokered normalization agreement between Israel and Sudan. “We applaud the...

Israel

Israeli Foreign Minister Says Anti-Hezbollah Efforts ‘Bearing Fruit&#...

Israel's foreign minister, Gabi Ashkenazi, hailed on Friday the growing number of countries that have blacklisted Hezbollah as a terrorist...

Middle East

Israel Won’t Oppose US Sale of F-35 to UAE

Israel will not oppose US sales of "specific weapons systems" to the United Arab Emirates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Friday, in an apparent reference...

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