McCarthyism, woke-ism, and America’s war on humor and perversity
The evolution of Jewish American political discourse from outsider counter-culture to ‘never again a victim’
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Philip Roth’s defenders point to his later, more serious works to argue for his place in the canon. In truth, those books make clearer his weaknesses.
Henry Miller had complicated feelings about Jews, but his works wouldn’t have reached American audiences without them