Stephen F. Eisenman

Stephen F. Eisenman is emeritus professor at Northwestern University. His latest book, with Sue Coe, is titled “The Young Person’s Guide to American Fascism,” and is forthcoming from OR Books. He can be reached at  

Can Jews be Nazis?

The Soft Anti-Semitism of Polite Expectations 

Has the War Against Palestine Killed Jewish Comedy?

Three Theses on Zionism

What to do About Joe?

Secret Tape of Trump’s Negotiation to Secure a Nearly $500 Million Appeal Bond to Cover Court Imposed Penalties for Fraud

The Speech Biden May Give to Boost His Poll Numbers

Wandering Jew

Range Anxiety

All Israelis are Jews; All Jews are Israelis: Israel’s False Tautology

Joe Biden and Dorothea Lange: Politics and Art Revealed!

Too Tough Jews


More Reflections on the Current Mideast War

When Anti, Anti-Zionism Becomes Anti-Semitism

A Small Boy and Israel

The Return of the Repressed: Frans Hals and Philip Guston

We Need a Working-Class Environmental Movement

Political Murmurations

Some People Will Hate Me for Writing This: End the War!

The Tampa Five: An Assault on Free Speech

The Hazing Scandal at Northwestern University

Why AI Will Never Replace Reporters at the NYT

The Anthropocene in Pictures

Florida Fever Dreams

American Drag, Unshackled

The Water-Closet Scandal

Supreme Duplicity

What’s the Use of William Blake?

“The Real Florida”: My Trip to the Marijuana Dispensary

Demagogues Three: Charles Foster Kane, Willie Stark, and Tucker Carlson

A Fascist Assault upon the Individual “Right to Change”

Democracy Under the Oaks

AI Chatbots Are Even Scarier Than You Think

The Insecure Superpower

The Florida Strong-Man

Capitol Charades

Confessions of a Vegan Evangelist

Talking Anti-Semitism

Drag Shows, Here and There

Art Forgeries (and Other Mistaken Identities)

Five Tips for Keeping Your Florida Garden Fascist Free!

Armageddon Now or “The Last Man”

The Funeral of a Queen, the Condition of England

Conversations with White People

End-Times: a Visit to Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

Joe Manchin as Alibi

The Highland Park Shooting and American Fascism Now

“A Fancy Piece of Homicide” at the U.S. Supreme Court

Portents of War