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.


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