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Josef Joffe

Josef Joffe

It almost goes unnoticed that the United States is closing a long chapter in its Atlantic history. For 70 years, since the landing in Normandy,...

Will Obama’s administration end up as a remake of Jimmy Carter’s? Carter started out with his own take on the “audacity of hope”: let’s...

To commemorate Commentary’s sixtieth anniversary, and in an effort to advance discussion of the present American position in the world, the editors addressed the following...

At the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year, a demonstrator wearing a mask of Donald Rumsfeld and an outsized yellow Star of David...

Plotting Hitler’s Death: The Story of the German Resistance by Joachim Fest translated by Bruce Little Metropolitan Books. 419 pp. $30.00 Germans have long harbored a strange ambivalence...

Nature, Nurture, Culture Race and Culture: A World View. by Thomas Sowell. Basic Books. 331 pp. $25.00. As long as mainstream publishers like Basic Books bring out works like...

The Jeffersonian message is inscribed on the back of every one-dollar bill, right underneath the chopped-off pyramid: novus ordo seclorum, a totally new thing under...

It was not supposed to happen that way. History had ended, and the New World Order was upon us. But then, on August 2, 1990,...

Writing in the International Herald Tribune, a German Jewish journalist poured it all out. A “unified Germany,” this son of Holocaust survivors warned, “may grow...