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Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz

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

I am not the only critic to have been reminded in recent months that once during the 1950’s, when novelists of Jewish origin had suddenly...

Isaiah is generally regarded as the greatest of all the prophetic books of the Bible; as such, it ought to have something to say to...

This past December, upon hearing that Joseph Heller had just died at the age of seventy-six, James Webb took to the op-ed page of the...

Once upon a time, one could predict with near-certainty where people actively concerned about foreign policy would stand on any issue that might arise. But...

What Winston Churchill said of the Battle of Britain—“Never . . . was so much owed by so many to so few”—might with appropriate adaptations...

By the time Sir Isaiah Berlin died in 1997 at the age of eighty-eight, a thick layer of piety and even reverence had long since...

I have always had trouble with the work of Philip Roth. Unless my memory is playing tricks on me—and if so, I have no doubt...

“Confusion worse confounded” is the phrase I would choose to summarize what has been generated by the story of the Clinton sex scandals and how...

As an accompaniment to the celebrations of Israel’s 50th birthday, there has been much talk about the lifelong friendship it has enjoyed with the United...

“Allen Ginsberg, Master Poet of Beat Generation, Dies at 70,” proclaimed the headline on the front page of the New York Times for April 6,...

Not long ago, the Library of America put out a beautiful new three-volume edition of the novels and memoirs of Vladimir Nabokov,1 and I decided...

On the face of it, I had every reason to rejoice wholeheartedly when Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the Likud party, was elected Prime Minister...