All That Is Solid Melts Into Berman: The Unkempt Emperor of New York Intellectuals

The late political theorist, Marxist philosopher, and urbanist, who died this year, was my teacher and spiritual guide

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

Marshall Berman, Marxist Humanist Mensch

Remembering the author, who died yesterday at 72

Eric Hobsbawm’s Jewish Gift

How the British Marxist and anti-Zionist, who died last week, influenced the writing of Jewish history

Arguing the World

In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives

Dissenter

Rosa Luxemburg was a Marxist activist in early 20th-century Berlin, murdered by her political enemies after World War I. She’s the topic of the debut edition of “Long Story Short,” a new podcast on people and ideas in Jewish life.

The Office Series, Day Three: Kafka

How the writer’s work directly inspired his art

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