Jason Hirthler

Jason Hirthler is a veteran of the communications industry and author of The Sins of Empire and Imperial Fictions, essay collections from between 2012-2017. He lives in New York City and can be reached at jasonhirthler@gmail.com.  

The Temple of Self-Gratification

Corona Chronicles: Telegrams from Gotham

Silencing the Beast of Bolivian Populism

American Iago: On Washington’s Character Assassins

Vote Blue for Better Wage Slavery

The Journalists Do The Shouting

Mainstream 101: Supporting Imperialism, Suppressing Socialism

Death of the Art House Revolution: Can the Americanized West Ever Stage a Real Rebellion?

Annexing the Stars: Walcott, Rhodes, and Venezuela

American Amnesia: What’s Missing From Our Collective Memory?

Laws of the Jungle: The Free Market and the Continuity of Change

The Pieties of the Liberal Class

Russiagate and the Men with Glass Eyes

Staying the Course: the Long March of Middle East Destruction

Colonizing the Western Mind

We the Sheeple: the Blind Reading the Blind

Censorship in the Digital Age

Kaepernick, Patriotism, and the Perversion of Protest

Condemned to Repeat It: History as Rerun

The Tempest of American Power

Piety and Proscription in the MSM: Noble Imperialists and Dirty Dissidents

Invisible Empire Beneath the Radar, Above Suspicion

Washington’s Blind Ambition: the Monster in the Mirror

Opportunity Strikes: Becoming a War President May Yet Salvage Trump’s Presidency

The Deep State and the Dark Arts

On Whitewashing Russia: Power-worshippers Only See Black-and-White

Demonize and Distract: Sanitizing Syria for the Masses  

The Corporate Liberal in America

Washington’s Not-So-Invisible Hand: It’s Not Economics, It’s Empire

The West’s Needless Aggression

Doctrine of Denial: the Atlantic Does Obama

The Clinton Monster That Won’t Die

Slouching Toward Hillary?

The Mislaid Rights of Man: How We Forfeit Our Own Rights—and Those of Others

Paris and the Soldiers of the Caliphate: More War, More Blowback

The Idiom of Political Violence: a Language Betrayed

The Oracle of American Exceptionalism: Obama Enumerates Our Core Principles

Camp Clark and the Demise of Free Speech

Going Off-Script in St. Petersburg

How Obama Consolidated the Legacies of Bush and Clinton

Accepting the Narrative of Power

Taking Aim at Popular Sovereignty

Secretary Kerry Weighs In

The Permanent Paranoia of Empire

Defending Ukraine From Russian Imperialism?

Making the World Safe for a Different Kind of Liberty

The Illusion of Debate

Going to Extremes

Return of the Evil Empire

Wishful thinking on Israel / Palestine