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John-Paul Pagano is a freelance writer who focuses on utopian and totalitarian ideas, mostly as they find expression in reaction to Israel and modernity. He examines the reliance of revolutionary politics on anti-Semitism and the failures of progressives responding to that dynamic. He has been blogging since late 2002, mainly at The Socialism of Fools. His essays have appeared in The Jewish Press. He lives in Brooklyn.

ARTICLES BY: John-Paul Pagano


September 10, 2015 6:56 am
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Jeremy Corbyn and the Contagion of Conspiracy Theories

British MP Jeremy Corbyn, who is favored to become leader of the Labour Party, has an older brother. Piers Corbyn is a shaggy, mad-scientist version of his better-known sibling. Early...

May 30, 2013 12:22 pm
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Support for Israel and American Identity

The news has no regard for ratings. No matter how grand, shocking or strange life may be, the rhythm of events is staccato and...

Culture

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

A Ballad in the Key of Four Generations of Survival

JNS.org - This is deeply personal. But what I have experienced should resonate with the entire Jewish community — the one...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

Sources: US-Backed Forces Capture Syria Suspects Tied to American Deaths

US-backed forces have captured Islamic State fighters tied to a January suicide bombing in Syria that killed four Americans, US officials say, generating concrete leads for Washington about the deadliest...

Israel

El Al to Offer Direct Flights Between Tel Aviv and Chicago

JNS.org - El Al will be offering direct flights between Tel Aviv and Chicago starting in 2020, stated Israel’s flag carrier last week in its quarterly earnings report. This development comes as...

Middle East

Turkey Escalates Crackdown on Dissent Six Years After Gezi Protests

Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass...

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