Mugambi Jouet teaches at Stanford Law School and is a frequent media commentator. His book, Exceptional America: What Divides Americans From the World and From Each Other (University of California Press), is now on Amazon. The book explores the relationship between American exceptionalism and the intense polarization of modern American society that precipitated Donald Trump’s election. He recently started tweeting.


Comparing the reactions to 9/11 in America with the Parisian terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo and French Jews


Mother Jones featured a print article by Mugambi Jouet on Donald Trump’s racial rhetoric and dog whistle messages.

Slate featured an article by Mugambi Jouet on how Antonin Scalia’s ideology contributed to mass incarceration, numerous executions, and systemic racism.

The New Republic headlined articles of his on the intriguing historical roots of Donald Trump’s evangelical support and on how the debate over the death penalty in America compares to other countries.

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed article by Mugambi Jouet on the humane, legal, and political dimensions of the death penalty.

In Le Monde, he discussed the polarization of modern America and its harsh penal system. His articles have appeared in other prominent French publications, including Libération and Le Nouvel Observateur.

Mugambi Jouet was interviewed on multiple occasions on the international TV station France 24, including about the Ferguson crisis and anti-terrorism laws. He was also interviewed in depth on French national public radio, as well as Radio Canada.

His academic articles are now on SSRN, including his study of human rights in America and an article on war crimes in the prestigious Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

The Huffington Post features his blog, including articles on human rights, the Obama presidency, health care reform, wealth inequality, gay marriage, and the First Amendment.

Salon published articles by Jouet on the death penaltymass incarceration, the separation of church and state and other issues.

The Hill, the Washington, D.C., newspaper, published an article in which he analyzed the Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

Truthout headlined articles by Mugambi Jouet on various dimensions of American exceptionalism and on Paul Ryan’s rather libertarian ideology.

Mugambi Jouet was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article discussing the Dominique Strauss-Kahn criminal case. He was also quoted in an article by a Canadian reporter concerning Russia’s actions in Ukraine.


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