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Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz is former editor-in-chief of Commentary.

Among the many distortions, misrepresentations, and outright falsifications that have emerged from the debate over Iraq, one in particular stands out above all others. This...

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...

In the beginning I was an enthusiastic supporter of the Bush Doctrine, and I still am. Let me, then, recount the ways. On 9/11 Osama...

Jerusalem: Monday, January 31, 2005 “Who are you?” my daughter Ruthie Blum demands as she greets me in the lobby of the King David hotel, “and...

A Second-Term Retreat? Will George W. Bush spend the next few years backing down from the ambitious strategy he outlined in the Bush Doctrine for fighting...

A Note to the Reader This past spring, when it seemed that everything that could go wrong in Iraq was going wrong, a plague of amnesia...

It has been said—by me, among others—that George W. Bush bears a closer political resemblance to Ronald Reagan than to his father. The first, and most...

Following is the text (slightly modified) of the Francis Boyer Award Lecture, delivered in Washington at the annual dinner of the American Enterprise Institute on...

Ever since the very beginning of the war into which the United States was violently hurled on September 11, efforts have been made to define...

The counterattack came—or so it seemed—out of the blue. Almost a year earlier, negotiations at Camp David between the then prime minister of Israel, Ehud Barak,...

The first time I ever laid eyes on the Albert Memorial—the monument erected by Queen Victoria to her beloved consort Prince Albert after his death...

“In my beginning is my end,” wrote T.S. Eliot in words that are well suited to the Arab war against Israel. Although there is no...