How the Ghosts of the Holocaust Haunted the 1960s, But Quietly

The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’

The Diplomat of Shoah History

Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?

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

Primary Sources

Five Books: Jews in film, Jews and booze, the poisonous sound of children’s voices in Ben Marcus’ novel, Tony Judt’s last conversations, and more

Last Acts: The Swan Songs of Harold Bloom and Philip Roth

In the final phase of his literary life, Harold Bloom, like Philip Roth, refuses to relinquish his vitality

Sundown: Praise From Strange Quarters

Plus blaming the Orthodox, Oren and the Lakers, and more

Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

Plus, why Assad is still around, the most perfect Brooklyn trend piece, and more

High Morals

A condescending moral double standard allows Western thinkers—notably Times foreign-affairs columnist Roger Cohen—to praise the Middle East’s worst regimes

Sundown: Housing Announcement Shadows Bibi

Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more

Jacobson’s Politics and England’s Jews

Intellectual skywriting with James Wood, Harold Bloom, and more!

Engaged to the End

Tony Judt dies at 62

Tony Judt on The Flotilla, J Street, and ‘Linkage’

Intellectual expands on essay to Tablet Magazine

Judt Argues for End to ‘Special Relationship’

Prominent intellectual calls Israel ‘strategic liability’

No Direction Home

Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving

In U-Turn, Beinart Slams Israel, AIPAC

Warns Zionism is increasingly for the Orthodox

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