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Abe Greenwald

Abe Greenwald

Abe Greenwald is senior editor of Commentary. His work has appeared in various publications, and he is a regular contributor to the Commentary blog.

Frank Sinatra died 17 years ago today at the age of 82. Shortly before his death, COMMENTARY published the definitive appreciation of Sinatra’s artistry by...

So Seymour Hersh is making news with an anonymously sourced conspiracy theory about the Obama administration and the Bin Laden raid. Forget that Hersh is...

Yesterday Orson Welles would have turned 100 years old. That's all the excuse I need to share this delightful COMMENTARY Symposium from July 1946, in which...

Keith Gessen, co-editor of the left-wing journal n+1 has written an explanation of why he joined more than 200 other writers in protesting the PEN American Center’s...

Does it make a difference whether ISIS is directly responsible for Sunday night’s attack in Garland, Texas or whether jihadists who swore allegiance to the...

Brian Moore, a 25-year-old New York City police officer, is in a medically induced coma in Jamaica Hospital. He was  allegedly shot in the head...

It's baseball season (with or without fans in the seats), which can mean only one thing: a Throwback Thursday post featuring an April 1949 COMMENTARY...

The Clinton Cash scandal has spurred much discussion of the serial misconduct of Bill and Hillary Clinton. But the affair speaks to realities larger and...

Today marks Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. In honor of the Jewish State's 67th year of independence, here, from the February 1948 issue of COMMENTARY, is...

Today in Lausanne, Switzerland, officials from the United States, Iran, and other world powers delivered big news about the negotiations aimed at halting Iran’s quest...

The New York Times reports that the Obama administration is “considering a ‘proportional response’ against those who hacked into Sony Pictures computers.” Okay. Sony Pictures Entertainment...

The Sony hacking story has largely been treated as a juicy showbiz gossip scandal. We’re probably going to regret that. If North Korea is behind the...