Karl Marx: The Greatest Intellectual Fraud of the 19th and 20th Centuries

An impressive new biography looks at the original Jewish leftist—and shines light on the appeal of radical politics for Jews

A Son of David?

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Trotsky the Jew

Joshua Rubenstein’s new biography obscures the Russian revolutionary’s violent extremism while overemphasizing his Jewishness

Brittle Odessa

Cosmopolitan yet barbarous, Jew-filled and Jew-free, remote but central—a new history explores the Black Sea port city’s many contradictions

Clockwork

The Sabbath is but one of the Jewish contributions to the science of keeping time

The Firebrand

A new biography tries to extinguish the myth of the kinder, gentler Trotsky

It’s a Small World

Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus

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