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.  

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

Sorry, Not Sorry: Neither the Media Nor Their Owners are Going to Change

Blaming Everybody

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