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James Grossman

James Grossman

Felix Frankfurter, in 1894 at the age of twelve, was brought from Vienna to an America in the midst of a great depression. He watched...

“Due Process, to use the vernacular,” Justice Douglas has said in a formal lecture on the Bill of Rights, “is the wild card that can...

In a forthcoming issue of COMMENTARY we will be publishing another view of the Sacco-Vanzetti case by Herbert B. Ehrmann (who served as junior counsel...

At the beginning of the First World War, Henry James wrote of France: “. . . she takes charge of those interests of man which...

Hiss and Chambers, the Rosenbergs, perhaps now Harry Dexter White—current history, it seems, revolves around investigations, grand jury proceedings, Congressional hearings, and trials, and we...

The editors of COMMENTARY asked twenty writers to discuss their reactions, as writers and readers, to the continuing presence of the sinister “Jew” in English...

The Everyday Vision Pirke Aboth: The Tractate “Fathers,” from the Mishnah. by R. Travers Herford. New York, Jewish Institute of Religion, 3rd revised edition, 1945. 176 pp. $2.00. Sayings...

Private Communication The Facts of Life. by Paul Goodman. New York, The Vanguard Press, 1945. 261 pp. $2.50. A gifted, spoiled child has certain magnificent charms which are denied...