Rich Benjamin

Articles

  • “The Disheartening Politics of Marriage”

    Esquire
    September 13, 2017
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  • “Charlottesville Unveils the America Donald Trump Promised”

    Esquire
    August 14, 2017
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  • ““The N.E.A. Really Isn’t ‘Welfare For Rich Liberal Elites’”

    The New Yorker
    May 2, 2017
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  • “What It Was Like Being a Leftwing Pundit on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’”

    The New Yorker
    April 25, 2017
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  • “GET OUT and the Death of White Racial Innocence”

    The New Yorker
    March 27, 2017
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  • “The Ego in the Spectacle: Trump’s Inauguration”

    The New York Times
    January 20, 2017
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  • “Leading Writers on Donald Trump: Rich Benjamin, Richard Ford, Joyce Carol Oates, Steven Pinker, Jane Smiley”

    The Guardian, Books and Culture
    August 13, 2016
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  • “What Makes People Fight Others’ Wars?”

    The Guardian (weekly book review)
    Review of Adam Hochschilds’ SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS
    May 16, 2016
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  • “They Protest Too Much”

    New York Times Sunday Book Review
    Review of T Geronimo Johnson’s WELCOME TO BRAGGSVILLE
    March 1, 2015
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  • “Shades of Influence”

    New York Times Sunday Book Review
    Review of Hilton Als’ WHITE GIRLS
    November 10, 2013
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  • “Zimmerman Verdict A Green Light for Vigilantes”

    Salon.com
    July 14, 2013
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  • “Barack Obama: Incidental President”

    Salon
.com
    February 23, 2013
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  • “GOP’s White Man Burden”

    Salon.com
    November 7, 2012
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  • “Banner Days”: Review of Linda Hirshman’s VICTORY

    New York Times Sunday Book Review, page 1
    June 24, 2012
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  • “Up Front Profile: Rich Benjamin”

    New York Times Sunday Book Review
    June 24, 2012
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  • “The Gated Community Mentality”

    New York Times
    March 30, 2012

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  • “Not Going to the Chapel”

    New York Times
    May 22, 2011


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  • “Glenn Beck Cranks Up the Culture Wars”

    CNN.com

    August 31, 2010


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  • “Why Haiti Can’t Afford a Rap-Star President”

    Salon.com

    August 10, 2010
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  • “Yes, I Love Paying Taxes”

    USA Today
    April 15, 2010
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  • “Beyond the Pale: Is White the New Black?”

    The New Yorker
    April 12, 2010
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  • “Obama Is Not Over-Reaching – He Needs to Be Even Bolder”

    CNN.com

    January 18, 2010


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  • “Journey into the Heart of Whiteness”

    Mother Jones Interview with Rich Benjamin

    January 2009


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  • “What Obama’s Nobel Means”

    CNN.com

    December 10, 2009



  • “Welcome to Whitopia: Scholar, journalist chronicles time spent in North Idaho”

    Coeur d’Alene Press
    November 16, 2009



  • Review: Searching for Whitopia

    Time magazine

    October 26, 2009


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  • This Week’s Hot Reads: Searching for Whitopia

    The Daily Beast

    October 19-26, 2009


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  • “Whitopia, Idaho”

    The Pacific Northwest Inlander


    October 15-21, 2009





  • “America’s Booming White Enclaves: Q&A with Rich Benjamin”

    CNN/Time.com
    October 12, 2009


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  • “Road Tripping Through Whitopia”

    In These Times
    March 11, 2009


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  • “Recession Porn: A Hard Spot for Soft Times”

    Huffington Post

    February 11, 2009



  • “This Nation’s De-Facto Draft Hits Rural America”

    Lone Star Iconoclast
    July 24, 2006



  • “How Far Will Street Smarts Get You?”

    Des Moines Register
    May 19, 2005



  • “Generation Permalance on the Brink”

    Grand Forks Herald
    March 25, 2005