Finding My Grandfather, and Myself, on the Battlefields of the Spanish Civil War

He joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936, as a Jewish teenager from Brooklyn. This year, I retraced his steps.

‘Commie Camp’ Documentary Captures Camp Kinderland’s Idealism, and Its Imperfections

Once a utopian getaway for children of socialists and left-wing organizers, the camp remains an essential haven for ‘weird Jews’

Happy Birthday, Mr. Kissinger

The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90

Stranger Than Pulp Fiction

Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.

Sundown: Israeli Elections Likely in September

Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more

Is Occupy Wall Street Anti-Semitic?

David Brooks cites objectionable article in related magazine

Partisan

The Spanish writer Jorge Semprún, who died in June, survived Buchenwald and had a love-hate relationship with Communism in postwar Europe. A longtime friend remembers his star power and derring-do.

You Can’t Start a Revolution on MySpace!

Doctrinal disputes impede progress yet again

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