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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz

This double issue centers on our third collection of Summer Fiction, complete with a cover intended to evoke that hot-weather perennial, the picnic blanket. (The...

Sid Feldman runs into a friend on Broadway. “Sid, you look terrible!” the friend says. “I just got back from a vacation in the mountains,”...

Since same-sex marriage emerged as an issue in the early 1990s, brilliant conservative thinkers have constructed a remarkable series of arguments against it. There are...

The introduction of the term culture war into the political debate is usually ascribed to Patrick J. Buchanan, whose incendiary 1992 opening-night address at the...

Sy Moscowitz is the best, kindest, most self-sacrificing, and most truly pious Jew anyone has ever met. He helps out at the synagogue, he’s at...

It is the Battle of the Bulge, and the Nazis are staging a furious counterattack against the advancing American army. With no good intelligence on German...

The discussion of the burgeoning Iranian nuclear program took a peculiar turn last month. There was talk of a “rush to war.” The president himself...

There’s a new book out about how American parents should emulate the French, because the French are so much more relaxed about their children—let them...

For his birthday, Greenbaum receives a blue tie and a red tie from his mother. The next time he goes to visit her, he wears...

  For 65 years, every day, Fishbein goes at noon to Ratner’s, the famed dairy restaurant on the Lower East Side a few blocks from his clothing stall...

In October 2009, Charles Krauthammer memorably told an audience at the Manhattan Institute that “decline is a choice.” There is, he said, nothing natural about an erosion in...

At the base of Mt. Everest, Sherpas are struck to see a small, elderly woman emerge from the snows. “Hello, I’m Mrs. Goldbaum,” she says....