Gary Leupp

Gary Leupp is Emeritus Professor of History at Tufts University, and is the author of Servants, Shophands and Laborers in in the Cities of Tokugawa JapanMale Colors: The Construction of Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan; and Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900 and coeditor of The Tokugawa World (Routledge, 2021). He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion, (AK Press). He can be reached at:

Decency, Normalcy, Genocide and the U.S. Presidential Election

Intifada! Intifada!

The Maui Inferno in Historical Perspective

The Meaning of the Berenike Buddha

Beyond Vulgar Materialism: Hegel, Lenin, Zizek and the Philosophical Poverty of Today’s Radical Left

On Choice, Revolution, and a “Rare, Special, Unique” Cult

The Breakdown of Legitimacy: A Good and Necessary Thing

Those Who Voted for the “Lesser Evil” Voted for NATO Expansion

Putin, Lenin, Imperialism and the (Real) History of Ukraine

Putin Pulls a Kosovo

Thinking Optimistically About Biden’s Credibility Collapse

What Capitalism’s Brought to Tonga

Isn’t It Obvious? Observations on the Ukraine “Crisis”

Time to Get Woke about Capitalist Imperialism (as well as Structural Racism)

France and the Fraying of NATO

The Official History of the Successful War in Afghanistan

Cable Anchors on the Afghan Withdrawel

Is America Back? Biden Abroad, and the “Specter of Fascism” at Home

Blinken Has Opposed Russian Gas to Europe Since His College Days

The Connections Between Racism and Imperialism

Truths That Must Be Urgently Propagated

Prince Philip (1921-2020), Saviour of Vanuatu

Zelensky: NATO to stop Donbas War

Biden to Ukraine: “Unwavering Support for Euro-Atlantic Aspirations”

Trump as Antichrist: A Way Out for the Disillusioned Cultist

Blinken to Germany: Stop Nord Stream II!

The Persistence of Idiocy

Biden Acts with Impunity (to Send Iran a Message, by Attacking Iraqis in Syria)

The Iran Deal: Biden and Blinken, Wynken and Blynken

The Trump Cult and Its Future

On the Relative Vileness of George W. Bush and Donald Trump, Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene

The Twilight of a Wannabe Fascist: A Timeline of Trump’s Last Year

Basic Notes on Victoria (“Fuck the EU!”) Nuland

On U.S. “Adversaries”

Ten Theses on Trump

In the End He Lost

Trump’s Big Lies, and Biden’s

Six Brief Theses on the Trump Era

NATO and This Election

Thoughts on the Fall of the Falwells

The Political Insights of MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch

About My “Facilitation of, and Collaboration with, Fascism”

The RCP, Fascism, and Chairman Bob’s Endorsement of Biden for President

King David, God, the Plague, and Donald Trump

Columbus and the Beginning of the American Way of Life: A Message to Indoctrinate Our Children

“Pinning Down Putin” Biden, the Democrats and the Next War

Traditional Russophobia in an Unusual Election Year

A Beautiful Movement and Horrible Choices

“Is There No Balm in Gilead?”

The Working Life of the Meat Packer in the Time of the Plague