I’m an American novelist, essayist, journalist, historian, travel writer, biographer, critic, editor, and consultant who lives amid a menagerie of adopted stray animals in Paris.

I’m the author of There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters, Menace in Europe: Why the Continent’s crisis is America’s, Too, and Screw the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Pleasant, Middle-Class Gated Community in Delhi.

I’ve also written two spy novels, Loose Lips and Lion Eyes.

I’m a contributor to Ricochet, a contributing editor of City Journal, and a Manhattan Institute scholar.

Before returning to Paris, I lived for a decade in Istanbul, where among other things I was the American Foreign Policy Council’s senior fellow for Turkey. (I also wrote part of a graphic novel about my seven cats called Catstantinople.)

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If you like what you see, would you please consider supporting my work? I’m now working on a crowdfunded, multimedia book project about Europe in the age of Trump called Brave Old World: Europe in the Age of Trump.

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Novelist, essayist, journalist, historian, travel writer, biographer, critic