James Carroll

Carroll is Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at Suffolk University, holder of the 2011 Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair at Emory University, and a columnist for the Globe. He is author of ten novels and six works of non-fiction, including “Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.”

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US vs. Islamic State: Don’t out-zealot the zealots

By James Carroll, Globe Columnist

Aware that no nation is ordained by God, we must rededicate ourselves to international structures of democratic politics.


The next nuclear age is too close

By James Carroll, Globe Columnist

The world’s precarious balance is threatened above all by the new belligerence of Russia’s president.

James Carroll

Sexual assault and a culture unmoored

By James Carroll,

Why are the bureaucracies of academia so inept when it comes to keeping students safe?