On Philip Levine, the Workingman’s Poet
Detroit, the Spanish Civil War, and the yearning for a perfect society
· September 1, 2017
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.
· November 11, 2013
‘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’
Nona Willis Aronowitz
· June 27, 2013
Happy Birthday, Mr. Kissinger
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
· May 23, 2013
Stranger Than Pulp Fiction
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a
contributor and communist darling.
· January 7, 2013
Sundown: Israeli Elections Likely in September
Plus the Met revises its Stein exhibit, Gorenberg on settlers, and more
· May 2, 2012
Is Occupy Wall Street Anti-Semitic?
David Brooks cites objectionable article in related magazine
· October 11, 2011
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.
By Barbara Probst Solomon · August 18, 2011
You Can’t Start a Revolution on MySpace!
Doctrinal disputes impede progress yet again
· June 15, 2011