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Elliot Kaufman

Articles, Essays & Reviews


Elliot Kaufman is the letters editor of The Wall Street Journal, for which he also writes unsigned editorials, op-eds and book reviews. Raised in Toronto, Elliot lives in New York.

Some Articles


"History Goes to War in the Holy Land," WSJ, March 29 (interviewing B. Morris).

"The View From Israel's Other Front," WSJ, March 21.

"Hamass Operation Ramadan—and Ours," WSJ, March 10.

"When Terrorists Talk, They Listen," WSJ, Jan. 12 (interviewing Y. Carmon & S. Stalinsky).



"Between Iran and the Bomb," Commentary, December issue (reviewing Y.J. Bob).

"The Media, Like the Terrorists, Aim at Israel and Miss," WSJ, Oct. 18.


"What Israeli Victory Would Look Like," WSJ, Oct. 13 (interviewing Y.J. Bob).


"Peace, Deterrence and Other Gods That Failed," WSJ, Oct. 10.


"The American the Israeli Left Loves to Hate," WSJ, Sept. 29 (interviewing M. Koppel).


"Of Making Many Books There Is No End," WSJ, Aug. 3.

"Israel Looks in the Mirror,WSJ, May 14 (reviewing D. Gordis).


"Like All Other Nations?City Journal, April 25 (reviewing N. Rogachevsky and D. Zigler).


"Israel's 75-Year Odyssey From Left to Right," WSJ, April 25.


"What's Next for Netanyahu's Judicial Reform," WSJ, March 30.


"'Inconvenient Anti-Semites' in New York's War on Hate," WSJ, Dec. 16.

"O Ye of Little Faith: The Anti-Semitism of Kanye West," Commentary, December issue.

"No Good Jew Goes Unpunished," Washington Free Beacon, Nov. 26 (reviewing E. Tamkin).

"The Debate Goes On," WSJ, Nov. 26 (reviewing C. Grade, trans. R. Wisse).

"If Stanford Owes You an Apology, Get in Line," WSJ, Oct. 19.

"The Scandal Rocking the Chess World,WSJ, Sept. 9.

"‘Popular’ Historians Are No Longer Alone in Being Lured by PoliticsWSJ, Aug. 29.

"In Defense of PolicingWSJ, Aug. 17 (reviewing R. Mangual).

"American MilitantWSJ, May 11 (reviewing S. Magid).

"Justin Trudeau's Trucker EmergencyWSJ, Feb. 15.

"Amnesty International Tries to Put Israel on TrialWSJ, Feb. 4.


"Will the Sun Ever Set on Anti-Semitism?WSJ, Oct. 22.

"Susceptible Minds," WSJ, Aug. 25 (reviewing R. Koganzon).

"Could the Crown Heights Riots Recur?WSJ, Aug. 20.

"Chabad Ministers to ‘Jews of No Religion,’" WSJ, Aug. 5.

"The Abbas Who Is Shaking Up Israeli Politics," WSJ, April 5.

"The Inflated Generation," Commentary, April issue (reviewing H. Andrews).


"An Explosion, a Relief Effort and Canadians' Enduring Gratitude," WSJ, Dec. 4.

"The Teachers Union's Tiny New Enemy," WSJ, Oct. 14.

"'We Found Our Outrage,'Jewish Review of Books, Summer issue (reviewing R. Landes).

"A Queens Yankee Takes the U.K. Quiz Crown,WSJ, April 24.

"The Socialist Evolution of Bernie Sanders,WSJ, Feb. 2.


"The '1619 Project' Gets Schooled," WSJ, Dec. 16.

"Political Correctness Claims a Tough Guy," WSJ, Nov. 22.

"A Mutual Misunderstanding," WSJ, Sept. 8 (reviewing D. Gordis).

"Get Your Irish Up," Modern Age, Summer issue (reviewing M.B. Dougherty).

"Radical Kitsch Comes to Columbia," WSJ, April 15.

"Trump's Golan Strategy," WSJ, March 27.

"Omar and the Conspiracy Democrats," WSJ, March 10.


"Crazy Brash Asians," Commentary, November issue (reviewing W. Yang).

"Briefly Noted," First Things, October issue (reviewing P. Kix).

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"Dear Evan Palestinian," Commentary, July issue (reviewing Y.K. Halevi)

 "The Campus Intersectionality Craze," Commentary, June issue (cover).

-Became a podcast episode, a speech and a book chapter (ISGAP).


"Editorship and the Art of Writing," National Review, Dec. 1.

"The Power Rule," Commentary, December issue (reviewing E. Chemerinsky and H. Gillman).

"Universities Can Learn From Conservatives' Love of Humanities," National Review, Aug. 16.

"Campus Conservatives Gave the Alt-Right a Platform," National Review, Aug. 15.

"Are Conservatives Really Just Liberals?National Review, Aug. 10.

"For a Stanford Applicant, Perseveration Pays Off," WSJ, April 6.

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