How the ‘Commentary’ magazine editor came to write his influential memoir, now being reissued for its 50th anniversary
Former ‘Commentary’ editor Norman Podhoretz recently said he would ‘not bet [his] life on anything about Trump,’ but has even less regard for Clinton. His son, John, wants to convince him otherwise.
An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work
Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more
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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.
Irving Kristol positioned himself as a hard-headed realist willing to buck liberal pieties, but do his unsentimental pronouncements, collected in a new volume, stand the test of time?
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
Targeted Democrat responds, and more
Review elides author’s famed legacy
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
Propaganda old and new
In a new history of neconservatism, Senator Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson emerges as a pivotal figure
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies
How Jewish conservatives blew it on Iraq and Iran
Jews on liberal Jews, artsy ‘ritual’, wild honey pie
Talmud for sale, hear the music, vote Democratic
Norman Podhoretz unravels the mystery of Jewish attachment to liberalism
Freedom of the press, fight or flight, and juice for Jesus
To give Podheretz a book topic, and, according to Medved, because we reject Christianity
Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles
The Jewish right-wing pundit as classic neocon