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Tony Judt Is Aging Poorly

A new collection of the late historian’s essays says more about his prejudices than about his achievements

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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’

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The Diplomat of Shoah History

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

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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

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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

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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

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Sundown: Praise From Strange Quarters

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

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Sundown: The Bel of the Ball

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

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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

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Sundown: Housing Announcement Shadows Bibi

Plus Cohen on Levin, Judt on NYC, and more

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Jacobson’s Politics and England’s Jews

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

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Engaged to the End

Tony Judt dies at 62

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

Intellectual expands on essay to Tablet Magazine

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Judt Argues for End to ‘Special Relationship’

Prominent intellectual calls Israel ‘strategic liability’

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No Direction Home

Maybe American liberal Zionism simply isn’t worth saving

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In U-Turn, Beinart Slams Israel, AIPAC

Warns Zionism is increasingly for the Orthodox

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John Mearsheimer Has Got a Little List

‘Israel Lobby’ co-author names ‘New Afrikaners,’ ‘Righteous Jews’

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Sundown: What’s the Deal With Jews?

Plus minutes, stats, and zippers

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Iron Man

The remarkable Tony Judt

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Sundown: Iran At Nuclear Crossroads

Plus the truth about kosher, Israel and Micronesia, and more

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In and Out of Love With Zionism

Tony Judt recalls 1960s kibbutz life

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Inventing Israel

Historian Shlomo Sand argues that ‘Jewish peoplehood’ is a myth

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Mixed Record

I.F. Stone was prescient on Zionism, less so on Communism

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