Detroit, the Spanish Civil War, and the yearning for a perfect society
He joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in 1936, as a Jewish teenager from Brooklyn. This year, I retraced his steps.
Once a utopian getaway for children of socialists and left-wing organizers, the camp remains an essential haven for ‘weird Jews’
The influential former secretary of state—courtier, careerist, proud American, conflicted Jew—turns 90
Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.
David Brooks cites objectionable article in related magazine
The Spanish writer Jorge Semprún, who died in June, survived Buchenwald and had a love-hate relationship with Communism in postwar Europe. A longtime friend remembers his star power and derring-do.
Doctrinal disputes impede progress yet again