Stories by Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal is a senior writer for AlterNet, and the award-winning author of Goliath and Republican Gomorrah. Find him on Twitter at @MaxBlumenthal. subscribe to Max Blumenthal's feed

Posted on: Dec 6, 2012, Source:

Clashes and violent protests between political factions are getting deadly as the December 15 constitutional referendum date draws near.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: The Nation

Philanthropist Nina Rosenwald has used her millions to cement the alliance between the pro-Israel lobby and the Islamophobic fringe.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2012, Source: Al-Akhbar

Key figures in the Israeli government have offered up a famous 'town square' test to determine whether a society is free--and Israel is failing that test.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: Al-Akhbar

A Salafist group in France linked to the Toulouse killings is in an open alliance with neo-fascist figures and extreme right-wing Catholic groups.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: Al-Akhbar

Should Mitt Romney make it to the White House, his Middle East policy and plan for Iran may be as hawkish as that of Bush Junior, thanks to Eliot Cohen.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2011, Source: Nation Books

Max Blumenthal recounts Gingrich's strange, tumultuous rise, fall, and sudden redemption--before perhaps the next fall.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2011, Source: Al-Akhbar

The Israelification of America’s security apparatus, recently unleashed against the OWS, has taken place at every level of law enforcement.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Islamophobic crusade raging across the country is in line with longstanding goals of conservative organizing, and is being used to further the agenda of big business.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The decision to exclude the occupation from the grievances of the July 14 Tent City movement was entirely organic. The key question is why.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why were America's Islamophobes able to avoid accountability for so long?

Posted on: Jul 26, 2011, Source:

Posted on: Jun 28, 2011, Source: Al Jazeera English and

Activists say the ship directed at breaking Israel's blockade of Gaza has been damaged in Greek port; exposing Hagee's support for pro-Israel legal group.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Interviews with several AIPAC delegates in the streets outside the conference reveals widespread ignorance by attendees of the controversial annual DC meeting.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Since my first visit seven years ago, I have watched as Arizona has gone off the brink.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2010, Source:

Inside the bizarre cabal of secretive donors, demagogic bloggers, European Neo-Fascists, violent Israeli settlers, and Republican politicians behind the anti-Muslim crusade.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2010, Source: Electronic Intifada

The devastating fire has revealed a sad truth: Israel has prioritized offensive military capacity so extensively that it has completely neglected the welfare of its citizens.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Swearing a loyalty oath to Israel as an ethnic state is gaining legitimacy; a video produced by the authors shows the willingness of Israeli residents to pledge allegiance.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A rabbinical guidebook for killing non-Jews has sparked an uproar in Israel and exposed the power a bunch of genocidal theocrats wield over the government.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2010, Source: Nation Books

Crusading to restore a holy social order, Tea Partiers have promoted disorder. Claiming to protect democracy, they smashed windows of elected representatives.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

International condemnation has deepened the Israeli public's siege mentality, leading many demonstrators to claim that anti-Semitism best explained the world's motives.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Speakers at an extremist rally lash out at Jewish groups and Dem politicians, warn that cozying up to Obama would endanger Israel and imperil the settlement enterprise.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2010, Source:

Day-long conference apparently encouraged by the Israeli government labels Israeli human rights workers as traitors.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2010, Source: Truthdig

Business is booming in AZ, thanks to an immigration program that transfers millions of taxpayer dollars to a private prison company and other opportunists.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We've learned a lot of scary stuff about Massachusetts Senate candidate Scott Brown in the past 10 days.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Did NJ Republican Chris Christie grant legal protection to neo-nazi radio host Hal Turner for his undercover role in a federal program to "flush out" violent far-right plots?

Posted on: Nov 15, 2009, Source:

Palin's influence on a party largely devoid of leadership is expanding. If she doesn't become the GOP's future queen, she may be its future king-maker -- and its destroyer.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The controversial Christian right figure baselessly trashed Obama, and Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Wiesel calls him "dear pastor." What gives?

Posted on: Oct 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Scarborough is trying to play the part of a 'real conservative,' appalled by the GOP fringe, but he's just as unwilling to compromise with Obama's agenda.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: Fresh Air - NPR

Max Blumenthal, author of Republican Gomorrah, argues the right is incapable of anything but scorched-earth politics, and are trying to delegitimize the Obama presidency.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: Huffington Post

In the hagiographic obits that have followed his death, the story of one of Kristol's most momentous -- and cynical -- maneuvers has been conveniently forgotten.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"The death panel rumor is just one of a rapidly growing array of conspiracy theories reverberating through the Republican base. Each one is more hysterical than the last."

Posted on: Sep 13, 2009, Source: The Nation

The authoritarian culture of the Christian right pushed a deeply disturbed young man named Matthew Murray over the edge.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2009, Source: Nation Books

In an excerpt from his new book, 'Republican Gomorrah,' Blumenthal explains the former Arkansas governor's surprising ascent to the top of the GOP ranks.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: The New York Times

In this summer of town hall disruptions and birth-certificate controversies, it is worth recalling a now-obscure warning from President Eisenhower.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source: Mondoweiss

Resentment of Arabs, minorities and designated foreign enemies ranging from Iranians to Barack Obama is now mainstream in Israeli society.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

With neither side exhibiting willingness to back down, the stage is set for a contentious clash between Israel and the U.S. over settlement policy.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Gun show enthusiasts make it abundantly clear why they're stocking up on firepower.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

The governor is reeling after nominating for attorney general a man who allegedly defended the right of men to rape their wives.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

Richard Poplawski, the man who allegedly murdered three Pittsburgh cops, was clearly influenced by Fox News's Glenn Beck and right-wing radio.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2009, Source: The Daily Beast

A leading Catholic conservative says Newt's sins -- including an affair with a congressional aid -- have magically been absolved.