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.

Cost Analysis

In a new book, Al-Quds University President Sari Nusseibeh assesses what Palestinians stand to gain from the creation of their own state—and what they stand to lose

Self-Made Golem

Simon Wiesenthal, painted in a new biography as a fame-seeking myth-maker, is also the man who insisted that the world face up to the Holocaust

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

Kirsch, Heidegger, and Némirovsky, Oh My!

Forthcoming ‘Book Review’ has items of interest

Academics Riff on Zionism, Diaspora

Butler, West, others speak at Cooper Union

Strange Bedfellow

Benjamin Disraeli’s remarkable political career.

The Angel of History

A new volume of Hannah Arendt’s writing sheds light on the persistence of anti-Semitism

Hot for Teacher

Long after Hannah Arendt stopped being his “saucy wood nymph,” Martin Heidegger had absolute control of their heady correspondence.

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