Pascal Bruckner, the French writer and New Philosopher, on his new book, his family’s Nazi sympathies, the rise of hatred in Europe, and the crisis of radical Islam
In defense, and praise, of the champion of personality, for whom Jewishness was simply a fact of life, not an ‘identity’
The great critic’s sparkling new tour of American literature illuminates the sublime life of books
In ‘The Brothers,’ her new book about the Boston attacks, the Russian émigré writer empathizes with fellow displaced people
A thorough new history of the Nazi concentration camps challenges us to face again our fears and weakness
‘Catch the Jew!’ is a shoddy, fantastical answer to Max Blumenthal’s ‘Goliath’
What should anti-Zionists do about the bullying hater in their midst?
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis
Historian Alon Confino traces a source of today’s global anti-Semitism to the ethical revolution triggered by Kristallnacht
‘The Eternal Nazi’ tells the gripping story of the hunt for Aribert Heim, and the German detective who relentlessly pursued him
Welcome to New York depicts disgraced IMF chief as boozy, bloated predator
Soviet dissident and Freedom Prize winner Josef Zissels becomes a Ukrainian Jew
The authors of a new history of the Grand Mufti Amin Al-Husaini’s ties to Nazis fail to carry their logic to its flawed conclusion
Why has Ben Urwand’s new book been subjected to such damning responses?
Egyptian playwright Ali Salem and others are marginalized at home and in the Western media, but they are political pioneers
Ian Lustick imagines a liberal utopia, contra Peter Beinart, who says Jews must listen to Palestinians even if we can’t agree
The groundbreaking history of the Holocaust
Two new scholarly books show how even the most neutral academic can feel bound to answer anti-Semites’ demonic vigor in kind
‘Uncle John’ was a lifelong friend of Harold Bloom—and a mentor to me
An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews
Uncovered: new evidence of Jewish movie moguls’ extensive collaboration with Nazis in the 1930s
A century after the last blood libel trial, the idea that Jews drink Christian vital fluid is still alive and well
Satirist and media gadfly Henryk Broder attacks his countrymen’s attitudes toward Israel and Jews
A conversation about literature, Judaism, and the Almighty with the great Yale literary critic
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
A revival of Yiddish poet H. Leivick’s play reveals a genius at the center of a turn-of-the-century literary scene
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.