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Jonathan Kay

Visiting Fellow

Areas of Impact:

Canadian Policy

Biography:

Jonathan Kay is a Managing Editor of Canada's National Post newspaper, a weekly columnist on the newspaper's op-ed page, and a daily blogger on the NationalPost.com web site. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Commentary magazine, the New York Post and Reader's Digest. His free-lance articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, Hoover Digest, the National Interest and other publications. In 2002, he was awarded Canada's National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing.  His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, was published in 2007 by McClelland & Stewart. His second book, Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground, was published in May 2011 by HarperCollins.

Jonathan Kay is a Managing Editor of Canada's National Post newspaper, a weekly columnist on the newspaper's op-ed page, and a daily blogger on the NationalPost.com web site. In addition, he is a regular contributor to Commentary magazine, the New York Post and Reader's Digest. His free-lance articles have appeared in Harper's, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, Hoover Digest, the National Interest and other publications. In 2002, he was awarded Canada's National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing.  His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, was published in 2007 by McClelland & Stewart. His second book, Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground, was published in May 2011 by HarperCollins.

Jonathan was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. He graduated from McGill University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering, and with a Master's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994. Jonathan then studied at Yale Law School, where he received his law degree in 1997. Before joining the National Post, Jonathan worked as a lawyer with the New York City office of Goodman Phillips Vineberg. During this time, his practice area consisted primarily of U.S. tax analysis of international corporate transactions. Jonathan became a member of the New York bar in 1998.

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Sketching North Korea’s Sadism

3rd December 2013 – National Post

Sketching North Korea’s Sadism

Jonathan Kay

Earlier this month, North Korea publicly executed as many as 80 citizens for such “crimes” as owning a Bible and watching Western movies. According to the... more...

Analysis & Commentary

13th March 2014 – National Post

Shariah with a Jewish Face

Jonathan Kay

Since 9/11, all Western societies have been wrestling with the problem of how to prevent the emergence of insular ethno-religious ghettos that breed poverty, religious... more...

1st February 2014 – National Post

Why Alleged Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, If Convicted, Deserves to Die

Jonathan Kay

It began as an action movie, transformed into a slasher flick, and ended as a courtroom procedural. The criminal protagonists were despicable — though not... more...

17th December 2013 – National Post

Hail to the French

Jonathan Kay

This coming spring will mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda Genocide, when as many as a million innocent civilians were butchered to death by Hutu... more...

3rd December 2013 – National Post

Sketching North Korea’s Sadism

Jonathan Kay

Earlier this month, North Korea publicly executed as many as 80 citizens for such “crimes” as owning a Bible and watching Western movies. According to the... more...