A review of recent scholarship on the shaping of the modern Middle East in the aftermath of the Holocaust, and how Islamist hate has roots in Nazi antisemitism.
Museums grapple with how to show visual art not isolated from greater sociohistorical processes
Harmful magic and practical Kabbalah in World War II, on the 74th anniversary of the death of the ‘ruler of the Germans’
A new biography, ‘The Man in the Glass House,’ shows why it’s hard to ignore the authoritarian characteristics of some of the architect’s more celebrated work, and why the relationship between aesthetics and morality will forever be fraught
How a political fantasy became an excuse for genocidal anti-Semitism
The scholars, historians, and political advisers who shaped the West’s understanding of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the Islamist Middle East, make way now for—what?
The symbolic politics of anti-Nazism in the age of Trump
A new history argues convincingly that Hitler’s policies were inspired by institutionalized racism and common-law pragmatism in the United States
Germany in the 1930s: The Great mathematician Abraham A. Fraenkel remembers the challenges he and his Jewish colleagues faced under the slow rise of the Nazis
Growing up Hindu, I understood the swastika as a symbol of auspiciousness. But this week’s vandalism at The New School was a stark reminder of its appropriated—and very present—meaning: hate.
The 99-year-old actress who played the tragic heroine recalls the bravery and foresight of the screenwriters and producers of an unflinching, prescient B-movie Nazi noir, now deservedly back in circulation in a new 35mm print
Is the philosopher’s complexity enough to excuse his overt anti-Semitism? A dive into the so-called ‘black notebooks’ from the 1930s is revealing.
The Jewish community is up in arms, as the editor of ‘Il Giornale’ believes it’s ‘unreasonable to view the decision as a sign of support for Nazism and the movements anti-Jewish policies’
A superhero hails Hydra—why?
The Jewish ghetto haunts sociologist Mitchell Duneier’s new history of the American one
Donald Trump is not Hitler. He’s more like the leader of the German-American Bund.
The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change
Two new important histories look at Hitler’s fascination with Islam and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey
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