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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

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

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...


University of Pennsylvania President Resigns Amid Massive Backlash Over Tep...

University of Pennsylvania President Elizabeth Magill resigned from her position on Saturday, ending a 17-month tenure marked by controversy over...


Israeli War Cabinet Minister Lays Son to Rest Who Was Killed in Gaza

Israeli War Cabinet Minister Gadi Eisenkot eulogized his son on Friday morning, after he was killed in battle the prior day while fighting Hamas terrorists in Gaza. First Sergeant Gal Eisenkot,...

Middle East

Israel ‘Expanding’ Ground Operations in Gaza, Military Says

Israeli air and ground forces are stepping up operations in the Gaza Strip, Israel's chief military spokesperson said on Friday, amid reports of heavy bombing of the besieged enclave. Internet and...

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