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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James Carroll

Abolish Vatican statehood

By James Carroll , Globe columnist

Politically empowered Catholicism yields now and then to the amoral pressures of realpolitik.


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.