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Murray Friedman

Murray Friedman

For at least two decades, political pundits have regularly seen auguries of a shift toward conservatism among American Jews, and, just as regularly, their prognostications...

In his new book, Hugh Davis Graham, a historian at the University of Maryland, has made a significant contribution to our understanding of one of...

Cooperation & Conflict Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America. by Jonathan Kaufman. Scribner’s. 311 pp. $19.95. A great deal has been written on black-Jewish...

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...

When the sale of AWACS jets to Saudi Arabia was narrowly upheld in the Senate on October 28, 1981, the President’s victory was widely seen...

As outsiders in so many of the countries in which they have lived, Jews have always had to create machinery for dealing with the broader...

Following the race riots of the mid-1960’s, the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (the famous Kerner Commission) declared that this country had become increasingly...

American Establishment Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia: Two Protestant Ethics and the Spirit of Class Authority and Leadership. by E. Digby Baltzell. Free Press. 585 pp. $19.95. E. Digby...

The resignation of Andrew Young as Ambassador to the United Nations might have seemed to raise the issue of the proper conduct of American foreign...

Pluralism The Cultural Pattern in American Politics. by Robert Kelley. Knopf. 368 pp. $15.00. Although one frequently hears it said that this is a time of greater social and...

Philadelphia Story The Cop who would be King: The Honorable Frank Rizzo. by Joseph R. Daughen and Peter Binzen. Little, Brown. 344 pp. $10.00. Frank Rizzo, the son of...

Understanding Pluralism Ethnic Conflict and Political Development. by Cynthia H. Enloe. Little, Brown. 282 pp. $4.95. Ethnic nationalism, with its accompanying toll of racial and religious conflict, would seem...