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Edward Alexander

Edward Alexander

In his inaugural address President Obama jettisoned the long-established locution that embodies the generally-accepted notion of "the Judeo-Christian tradition." That tradition, in America, mandates the...

The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism: Jews, Israel, and Liberal Opinion. Bernard Harrison Rowman & Littlefield. 224 pp. $22.95. According to the famous 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica (1910),...

Enlarging America: The Cultural Work of Jewish Literary Scholars, 1930-1990 by Susanne Klingenstein Syracuse. 492 pp. $34.95 Ludwig Lewisohn, a Berlin-born Jew who came of age in Charleston,...

Isaac Bashevis Singer: A Life by Janet Hadda Oxford. 243 pp. $27.50 Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in Poland in 1904 into a world of Jewish religious and...

Shame & Loathing A Requiem for Karl Marx by Frank E. Manuel Harvard. 255 pp. $24.95 At the very outset of his learned and lively book about the life,...

Bad Trip This Year in Jerusalem. by Mordechai Richler. Knopf. 292 pp. $23.00. Mordechai Richler first came to prominence by virtue of two novels set among the Jews of...

Paradox Disraeli: A Biography. by Stanley Weintraub. Truman Talley Books/Dutton. 717 pp. $30.00. In August 1867 England took a famous “leap in the dark” by passing the Second Reform...

The Deniers Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory. by Deborah Lipstadt. Free Press. 278 pp. $22.95. Denying the Holocaust provides a detailed and incisive account...

“Ruth Wisse is worth a battalion.” This I heard at Tel Aviv University from a graduate student of mine with some expertise in military matters,...

“World Jewry has a special responsibility.” This hectoring call blared forth from the midst of a New York Times op-ed piece by Flora Lewis entitled...

Another Country Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism. by Alexander Stille. Summit Books. 365 pp. $25.00. They were always hopeful. They used to say: “But the...

Paradox of Place The Southern Connection. by Robert B. Heilman. Louisiana State University Press. 279 pp. $29.95. By millions of customers of the manufacturers of labor-saving devices it is...