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Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin

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...

Early in June of 1956, the summer in New York burst forth temperate and bright, the colors deep, the wind promising. This was the beginning...

With the attack of September 11, the calculus of events in the Middle East has been sharply altered, but the fundamentals remain the same. Even...

Though the litany of wars is at present neither longer nor more ferocious than usual, for the first time in half a century they are...

Never, perhaps, has criticism of the state of Israel by American Jews been so open, so widespread, and so bitter as it is today. Some of...