In Search of a Better Palin

Out of love with version 1.0, ‘Commentary’ finds Michele Bachmann

Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

The Pugilist

Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.

The Socialist

Friends and Politics, Part 2: Irving Howe. The prominent critic and I worked on Yiddish translations together, but a dispute over Israel and its Arab neighbors ruptured our relationship—until we reconnected over literature.

The Novelist

Friends and Politics, Part 1: Saul Bellow. The Nobel Prize-winner and I shared a love of literature and of Yiddish, but our friendship was tested by decades-long disagreements over politics.

Kamenetz Defended by Dead Subject

Reb Nachman of Breslov attacks bad review of Nextbook Press’s ‘Burnt Books’

My Magazine, Right or Left

Does Tablet Magazine have a bias?

Web Wars!

The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East

Publish or Perish

Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them

Goldberg Accused of ‘Commentary’ Mix-Up

Laughably insists he was kidding

Sundown: Rights Council To Probe Flotilla

Plus what Mad Mel said now, and more

Jews Debate Jews Debating Obama

Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in

Today on Tablet

So much hummus, fuzzy numbers, and more

On the Bookshelf

Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies

The Proto-Neocon

Remembering Arnold Beichman

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