James Santel

James Santel served as a speechwriter in the Department of Justice from 2015 to 2017. His essay “Kodachrome Eden” appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of the Scholar.

Orator-in-Chief

President Obama’s public remarks revealed his unshakable faith in the unity of the American people

by James Santel | Friday, April 28, 2017

Jonathan Franzen’s How to Be Alone

The shock of recognition

by James Santel | Monday, May 11, 2015

Kodachrome Eden

With purple prose and oversaturated images, National Geographic reimagined postwar America as a dreamspace of hope and fascination

by James Santel | Friday, March 01, 2013