Jennifer Szalai

Jennifer Szalai

@jenszalai

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Nonfiction book critic at The New York Times

Joined on March 16, 2011
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @jenszalai and here's what we found interesting.

Inside 100 Tweets

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11 hours
Average replies
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Average retweets
55
Average likes
264
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Nationwide, a third of the registered nurses who have died of Covid have been Filipino, though Filipinos make up only 4 percent of RNs overall https://t.co/S7ouRpsopm

Have to say that I didn't expect to see this much agreement between sanguine GOP elitism ("What's the harm in humoring him?") and bored nihilistic intellectualism ("lol dumb things can't be dangerous")

Just when you start feeling bad for the Trump/Kushner security detail in that bathroom story, there’s a twist https://t.co/tROAgwhPEZ
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Just when you start feeling bad for the Trump/Kushner security detail in that bathroom story, there’s a twist https://t.co/tROAgwhPEZ

Whenever Dr. Bornstein’s name came up in the last few years it would make me think of this anecdote from 2017 that seemed so telling — both in terms of who they were and what their relationship must have been like https://t.co/BuYNiJcKCj

Whenever Dr. Bornstein’s name came up in the last few years it would make me think of this anecdote from 2017 that seemed so telling — both in terms of who they were and what their relationship must have been like https://t.co/BuYNiJcKCj

During the course of editing this essay I accused one of the editors of being Orwellian because he was making helpful suggestions AND THEREFORE TRYING TO SILENCE ME https://t.co/BlKuyBvDXI

"Aftershocks" is "a gorgeous and unsettling memoir of Nadia Owusu’s own peripatetic childhood, along with the bewilderment and breakdown that came after," says @jenszalai https://t.co/2LCcdSF68g

New piece by the historian Robert Paxton, author of "The Anatomy of Fascism" (2004) https://t.co/7vkb37I1ue

Quoted @AndrewFeinberg

This @NYTimes photo of @CapitolPolice Officer Eugene Goodman facing down a mob by himself is breathtaking... https://t.co/vBEYJerd5V

This @NYTimes photo of @CapitolPolice Officer Eugene Goodman facing down a mob by himself is breathtaking... https://t.co/vBEYJerd5V

Instantly iconic shot by Ash Gilbertson. Who is a celebrated war photographer. https://t.co/Vl7POdjROD

“For a septuagenarian whose closest allies and aides say often exhibits the emotional development of a preteen, and for whom attention has been a narcotic, the instant gratification of his tweets was hard to match.” Amazing description from @maggieNYT https://t.co/Ys4VRwF5DH

Three years ago today, I started as one of the NYT’s daily book critics. One of the books in that first review — “How Democracies Die” — turned out to be pretty (and unsettlingly) prophetic https://t.co/NQjhkuf3uk

Revisiting this from ⁦@jenszalai⁩ during the summer in the light of the last two months https://t.co/1LN3G9ay8X

Quoted @MarkMaxwellTV

Illinois’ newest member of Congress quoting Adolf Hitler outside the US Capitol. Not sure why anyone would ever need to reference a Nazi to make a point about educating children. https://t.co/SN6yr1qSBP

If she really felt the need to attribute the notion that “children are our future” to someone, she had any number of people to choose from — JFK, Nelson Mandela, even Whitney Houston. Instead she chose Hitler. https://t.co/0IOZsUHxJF

Incredible that something that was assumed as a matter of course with every previous WH was thrown into such doubt by this WH that a minimal acknowledgment that a transfer of power will indeed take place is, in our current dispensation, headline material https://t.co/MV8XSj3Uvo

Incredible that something that was assumed as a matter of course with every previous WH was thrown into such doubt by this WH that a minimal acknowledgment that a transfer of power will indeed take place is, in our current dispensation, headline material https://t.co/MV8XSj3Uvo

I wrote about Paxton’s book and others in June https://t.co/Lmdn4T3g9w

Quoted @lionel_trolling

Not to do a Chomsky email, but I got this email from Robert Paxton just now https://t.co/0flIwlV0wH

Not to do a Chomsky email, but I got this email from Robert Paxton just now https://t.co/0flIwlV0wH

The historian Robert Paxton, the author of “The Anatomy of Fascism” (2004), one of the best books on the subject, has been reluctant to use the f-word in regard to Trumpism. Yesterday, he says, that changed. https://t.co/Duu63qfUGD

Quoted @xanalter

Simon & Schuster Cancels Plans for Senator Hawley’s Book https://t.co/IwyTlqor5A

Wowowow https://t.co/U8JVXV7ArG

"Sedition" has been on the lips of everyone form the president-elect to business leaders to half of Twitter, & was most-searched word on Merriam-Webster yesterday. I talked to historians about its complicated echoes across American history. https://t.co/tJCm8wKH4a

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