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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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The Troubling Rise of American ‘Withdrawalism’

5th May 2014 – National Post

The Troubling Rise of American ‘Withdrawalism’

Jonathan Kay

Eastern Ukraine is falling to pieces. Suicide bombings remain epidemic in Iraq. Much of eastern Syria now is controlled by an al-Qaeda spin-off group that calls itself... more...

Analysis & Commentary

14th October 2014 – National Post

A Shocking Exposé of the Power Behind North Korea’s Kim Dictatorship

Jonathan Kay

The great dystopian science fiction novels of the 20th Century were written from the perspective of elite totalitarian functionaries who become hunted victims of the regimes they once loyally served: Rubashov, the ageing Marxist of Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon, Bernard, the disillusioned Alpha Plus of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, D-503, the chief engineer of Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We. more...

21st August 2014 – The National Post

James Foley is a Martyr For a Civilization That Has Renounced Martyrdom

Jonathan Kay

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18th August 2014 – National Post

William Schabas’ Casual Anti-Israeli Bias Makes Him a Perfect Fit For a UN ‘Fact-Finding’ Inquiry

Jonathan Kay

Not too long ago, Canadians would have been beaming with pride at the news that one of their own — renowned international human-rights law expert William Schabas — had been appointed to head up a UN commission that will investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel and the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas during their recent military conflict. more...

6th August 2014 – The National Post

Recep Erdogan’s unhinged anti-Israeli hate speech is a disgrace to Turkey

Jonathan Kay

“Godwin’s Rule of Nazi Analogies,” as it is widely known on the Internet, states that as any online comment thread grows longer, “the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 100%.” more...