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Herman Wouk’s Last Shot

With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted

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The Alan Dershowitz Syndrome

Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?

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Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

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Sundown: Syrian Stonewalling Called Out

Plus whom Anne Frank belongs to, and more

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The Evil in Banality?

Today on Tablet

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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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Mugged by Reality

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?

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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

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Kristol’s New Group Draws Attention

Targeted Democrat responds, and more

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A Conservative Novel of Conservative Lineage

Review elides author’s famed legacy

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Jews Debate Jews Debating Obama

Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in

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On the Bookshelf

Propaganda old and new

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Muscular Movement

In a new history of neconservatism, Senator Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson emerges as a pivotal figure

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Imaginative Assault

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

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On the Bookshelf

Infidelities, legacies, comedies, and child prodigies

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Silent Right

How Jewish conservatives blew it on Iraq and Iran

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Today on Tablet

Jews on liberal Jews, artsy ‘ritual’, wild honey pie

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Why Are Jews Liberals?

A symposium

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Today on Tablet

Talmud for sale, hear the music, vote Democratic

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The Long Goodbye

Norman Podhoretz unravels the mystery of Jewish attachment to liberalism

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Sundown: Dude Jumps Like a Lady

Freedom of the press, fight or flight, and juice for Jesus

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Why Jews Are Liberal

To give Podheretz a book topic, and, according to Medved, because we reject Christianity

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On the Bookshelf

Jewish liberalism, spiritual boredom, and crock-pot miracles

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The Real Michael Savage Stands Up

The Jewish right-wing pundit as classic neocon

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