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The End of the Jewish Left

Political theorist Michael Walzer and others argue about the death of the century-long Jewish-Leftist alliance

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Bernard Lewis’ Stubborn Hope

In Notes on a Century, the historian is still optimistic about a ‘great civilization’ in the Muslim world

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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.

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On the Bookshelf

Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles

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Darkness Falls

Understanding Robert Novak’s controversial relationship with Israel and Judaism

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What Disraeli Can Teach the GOP

The founder of modern conservatism is needed now more than ever