Michael Walsh

About Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh is a journalist, author, and screenwriter. He was for 16 years the music critic and foreign correspondent for Time Magazine, for which he covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. His works include the novels As Time Goes By, And All the Saints (winner, 2004 American Book Award for fiction), and the bestselling “Devlin” series of NSA thrillers; as well as the recent nonfiction bestseller, The Devil’s Pleasure Palace. A sequel, The Fiery Angel, was published by Encounter in May 2018. Follow him on Twitter at @dkahanerules (Photo credit: Peter Duke Photo)

A Not So Fine Madness

Near the end of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, in the first century A.D., with the emperor having removed himself from Rome and living out his dissipated life on the Isle of Capri, the Eternal City was gripped by a kind of madness. Plots and rumors of plots were everywhere; senators of high

By | 2018-08-23T20:58:00+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|

The Shame of the Church

The release yesterday of a state grand jury report on the widespread sexual abuse of minors by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses only serves to confirm—as if further confirmation were necessary—that there is a deep moral rot in the heart of the Roman Catholic Church, and one that will not be easily eradicated.

By | 2018-08-16T21:46:07+00:00 August 15th, 2018|

Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them,

By | 2018-08-11T23:20:06+00:00 August 10th, 2018|

The Children’s Hour: American Journalism Today

Having thrown in its lot with #TheResistance, the media now faces its inevitable, if not actually imminent demise. Jobs in the newspaper industry continue to disappear, as physical publishing becomes an increasingly unprofitable occupation and advertisers bail for greener pastures. On television, ratings for the cellar-dwelling CNN—once the premier brand in the cable-news

By | 2018-08-02T21:42:21+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

Trump Must Navigate in a Wilderness of Mirrors

So the Straight Arrow has now gone and indicted a dozen members of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU, on charges relating to—stop me if you’ve heard this one before—meddling in America’s internal affairs.  That such meddling entirely fits their job description, and that Mr. Well Respected has exactly zero chance of

By | 2018-07-20T00:03:27+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

Over in a Barrel, Democrats Hurtle Toward the Rocks Below

A few months ago, the Democrat-Media Complex was brimming with bravado: this fall’s congressional elections, the story went, were sure to rebuke the gauche interloper Donald Trump and swamp him and his minions in a giant “Blue Wave” that would restore Democrats' control of the legislative branch, launch impeachment proceedings in the House,

By | 2018-07-13T00:01:49+00:00 July 12th, 2018|

Faster Feiler, Faster!

The Feiler Faster Thesis posits that the pace of social change is accelerated by the increasing rapidity of the technology used by journalists to report the news, which whets the public’s appetite for more and even faster news, thus in effect creating even more news. By turns vicious and virtuous, it’s a cycle

By | 2018-06-28T07:57:57+00:00 June 28th, 2018|