Jason Najum

Jason Najum is a writer living and working in Montreal. He likes the bigger picture and hopes to bring a fresh perspective and deeper look to today's issues.

His work has been featured in the Montreal Gazette and he is author of DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR, a personal essay and cultural critique available on Amazon.
His work can be found at www.jasonnajum.com

ps: It's pronounced Nay-jum

Delegates from West Virginia hold signs supporting coal on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Climate Change: Villains, Victims and Justice

Weather disasters like hurricanes are made more severe by climate change. When one proves themselves thoroughly...

By on 12 September 0 Comments
A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria April 4, 2017. (Photo: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters)

Syrian Conflict Leaves Us With Nothing, But Hope

With every horrible image, the Syrian conflict encapsulates our powerlessness and impotence. What are we left with?

By on 06 April 0 Comments
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History Repeated: Trump, the Holocaust, and our New Rules

Apparently we've entered a time of simple words said loudly, of evocation of base emotions. How does one combat the...

By on 30 January 0 Comments

Strange Days: A Canadian in TrumpLand

Donald Trump for President? Only in America. A Canadian tries to get his head around the impossible.

By on 06 November 0 Comments

Colin Kaepernick and Dissent in America

What is the truer measure of a patriot? One who will gloss over their nation’s ills and pay it obligatory honor? Or...

By on 31 August 0 Comments

Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don’t Want To

Free speech is a principle we will defend to the death, until perhaps we don’t agree with what has been said. Then,...

By on 25 July 2 Comments
Gulf Spill

Lost in the Spectacle? Another Oil Spill and We Barely Noticed

Another oil spill and we barely noticed. Can shifting our attention away from the lower points of pop culture help? Can...

By on 18 May 0 Comments

And This Is What They Call Progress

Is putting a plus-size model on the cover of Sports Illustrated progressive, or just a more inclusive form of...

By on 17 February 0 Comments

Doing Onto Others: Cosby, Trumpism, and Our Human Frailty

Oppressed men dismissing abused women, immigrants wanting to keep out refugees, it seems we humans will always find...

By on 01 February 0 Comments

Christmas Spirit Revised: Spending On The Right Things

Seems like the idea of simply spending Christmas with your family without the obligatory spending and consumption is...

By on 22 December 0 Comments