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Dorothy Rabinowitz

Dorothy Rabinowitz

Dorothy Rabinowitz writes on politics and culture for the Wall Street Journal.

The following is from our November issue. Forty-one symposium contributors were asked to respond to the question: Are you optimistic or pessimistic about America’s future? _____________ I...

The Second UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies convened in Mexico City from July 26 to August 6. The following notes are excerpted from a...

Within hours of the news of John Lennon’s murder last December it became clear that an event was in the making that was something more...

Two Lives Helen and Teacher: The Story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy. by Joseph P. Lash. Delacorte. 811 pp. $17.95. When she was seven or so, Helen...

Early this past summer, two events occurred in New York that were sufficiently ominous to warrant the anxieties they produced in community leaders and city...

After Liberation Dominus: A Woman Looks at Men’s Lives. by Natalie Gittelson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 291 pp. $10.00. It was to be expected that the women’s movement, in...

Death Watch Anne Sexton: A Self-Portrait in Letters. by Linda Gray Sexton and Lois Ames. Houghton Mifflin. 433 pp. $15.00. In the fall of 1974 Anne Sexton committed suicide...

When, against a din of pealing church bells, the Hanafi Muslims released their prisoners in Washington, D.C., last March, it was understood by everyone who...

Satire and Beyond Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine. by Tom Wolfe. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 243 pp. $8.95. In Contemplating existence thirty or forty years hence, one...

Toward the end of The Memory of Justice—the new four-and-a-half-hour long documentary film by Marcel Ophuls which, using old newsreels and film clips intercut with...

In September 1972 the U.S. Justice Department instituted deportation proceedings against Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan—who was by then married to an American citizen and living in...

Amos n’ Andy are long gone, but changing tastes, increased sophistication, and the jading plenitude that television has provided over the years seem in no...