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A Generation of Intellectuals Shaped by 2008 Crash Rescues Marx From History’s Dustbin

For those too young to remember the Cold War but old enough to be trapped by the Great Recession, Marxism holds new appeal

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Michael Walzer On the Proposed Coop Boycott

‘Dissent’ editor will speak Sunday in Park Slope

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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.

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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.

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Splendorous Americans

More remembering of Harvey Pekar and Tuli Kupferberg

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Jews Debate Jews Debating Obama

Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in

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Appreciating Howard Zinn

Problems and all, ‘A People’s History’ has made us a better people

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Sundown: Jordan Demands Dead Sea Scrolls

Plus the slain Iranian physicist, Dysentery-a, and more