Jeffrey Epstein’s Art of Being “Awesome”

May 11, 2021

In the days following the announcement of Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce, it has become clear that Melinda was the force behind it. In this column, we speculated that Alexander Zaitchik’s devastating critique of Bill’s role in the enduring drama of vaccine inequality may have been a...

Alex Acosta and the Guidelines of the Elite

November 19, 2020

Two fundamentally ambiguous events concerning the Jeffrey Epstein affair have left many people wondering how far the web of influence around the convicted sex offender extended. The first was the trial that ended with a sweetheart deal allowing Epstein, an American financier, to be virtually free...

What Will Ghislaine Maxwell’s Arrest Reveal?

July 06, 2020

Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest opens a new act in a drama that some may one day hail as the “Tragedy of Jeffrey Epstein.” According to Shakespearean logic, Maxwell’s arrest in this ongoing drama would mark the opening of Act IV. Like Julius Caesar, whose murder took place in Act III of the...

Something “Irregular” Happened in the Jeffrey Epstein Case

August 14, 2019

During the last two years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, the news media focused on one story: the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The developing and probably lingering story that may dominate the news cycle for the remaining 18 months of Donald Trump’s first presidential term may turn out to be...

What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Means for #MeToo

August 10, 2019

Editor’s Note: Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy American financier, was found dead in his prison cell in an apparent suicide on August 10, 2019. He had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges, to which he pleaded not guilty in July. This article by Ellis Cashmore, author of...

The Timeline of Jeffrey Epstein

August 10, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein Has Kept Eugenics Thinking Alive

August 06, 2019

The New York Times has delved into what might be called the scientific side of US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s cultural empire, which for all its apparent luminous rationality appears to be as somber and disturbing as the rest of his actions in the realm of sex trafficking. Among the...

Jeffrey Epstein May End Up as Time’s Man of the Year

July 17, 2019

After US financier Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest for underage sex trafficking, USA Today asked the vital question that every American desperately wants to see answered: “Who is Jeffrey Epstein? It turns out that the descriptor most used to identify him over the past decades — billionaire — may...