Victor Hugo and the ideals of progress
Finkielkraut, attacked (and defended)
Indignant solidarity for my fellow golf-club workers
The trap of pleasurable loathing
The author offers a final word to the responses generated by his essays on the future of the left, and brings Tablet’s series to a close
Third in a series on the American left: a tale of buried treasure
Second in a series on the American left: Michael Walzer and Bernie Sanders
First in a series on the American left: Will left-wing anti-Zionists and anti-Semites in America succeed in hollowing out the traditional liberal left in the United States, as they have in Britain and France?
Eighty years after that dark night in Europe, America’s midterms were a contest to see how much of the country could be mobilized on a basis of hysteria and mass loathing
We attribute isolation to the alleged perpetrator of the Pittsburgh massacre because we want to be reassured. But he is afloat on an ocean of hate.
Announcing a new column of brilliant, exquisite ink lines from legendary illustrator Jules Feiffer
And a flashback to ‘The Masses’ of 1912, with special artwork by ‘Voice’ alum Jules Feiffer
The speech that will be remembered from the ceremony for the late U.S. Senator John McCain will not be Obama’s
The late senator embodied the classical republican virtue of aristocracy, yet he was not above the barbarous opportunism that brought us Sarah Palin, and her political heirs
The ‘Shoah’ filmmaker, who died last week at age 92, would not look away
What does Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s rise to the presidency mean for global liberal democracies?
What her victory over Joseph Crowley in this week’s Democratic congressional primary portends
Gorbachev dismantled his country’s empire. He was either visionary or crazy. Is Donald Trump now doing the same to America’s global hegemony? If so, why?
On the late writer’s evolution from secular psychological realist to seeker of the nation’s holy heart
The writer Henry Roth’s English was sometimes difficult. A school examination in Germany asked young people to understand it—and the lost shades of the Yiddish that preceded it.
The 19th of April Student Movement, with its political antecedents in converso history, looks to bring down the last incarnation of Daniel Ortega’s Sandinistas
A court decision in France finally ends one of the most dispiriting controversies in modern intellectual history. Or does it?
Notes from the American Inferno: a beguiling hate-monger peddles the old-time racism not of America, but of Europe
Notes from the American Inferno: why educational institutions are the locus of our current cultural collapse and our best hope to be saved from it
Notes from the American Inferno: How a cultural collapse—of civility, civic education, and decorum—brought us ‘the Mussolinian con man of our own moment’
Or, the philosophy of mendacity
The French poet saw the coming collapse of civilization. A hundred years later, his ‘The Young Fate’ rings true anew.
Bernard-Henri Lévy presents his extraordinary documentary Peshmerga at the United Nations, but civilization isn’t listening
Why reporting trumps opinion
How extreme tolerance and existential rebellion can bring the high-minded to mistakenly embrace murderous lows