As Norman Podhoretz turns 89 today, he looks back on the long journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan
Christopher Hitchens died seven years ago this Saturday, a decade after breaking ranks with onetime friend Gore Vidal and beginning a feud that symbolized major changes in left-wing politics
What’s it like to be a Gay Right-Wing Zionist Liberal Oscar-Winning producer in Hollywood these days?
How the ‘Commentary’ magazine editor came to write his influential memoir, now being reissued for its 50th anniversary
Former ‘Commentary’ editor Norman Podhoretz recently said he would ‘not bet [his] life on anything about Trump,’ but has even less regard for Clinton. His son, John, wants to convince him otherwise.
An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon
With The Lawgiver, the best-selling novelist takes another stab at the kind of Hollywood fame he’s always coveted
Prominent Jews like the Harvard lawyer have spent years criticizing Obama. So, why are they endorsing him?
The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work
Friends and Politics, Part 3: Norman Podhoretz. The neoconservative icon and I weren’t personally close, but we shared a more important bond, over the struggle to defend Israel and American Jewry.
Irving Kristol positioned himself as a hard-headed realist willing to buck liberal pieties, but do his unsentimental pronouncements, collected in a new volume, stand the test of time?
Jews have always had a special connection to magazines, and it’s Jews—like Sidney Harman, new owner of Newsweek—who will reinvent them
Targeted Democrat responds, and more
Review elides author’s famed legacy
Plus the other half of ‘Dysentery’ weighs in
Propaganda old and new
In a new history of neconservatism, Senator Henry ‘Scoop’ Jackson emerges as a pivotal figure
An excerpt from a new history of Commentary shows how the fiction published in the magazine’s early years shook not just the world of Jewish literature but the very foundations of American letters
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