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Sol Stern

Sol Stern

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. In the history of American publishing,...

The Crisis of ZionismBy Peter Beinart Times Books, 276 pages At the heart of The Crisis of Zionism, the new book by Peter Beinart, is a simple...

Israel: An IntroductionBy Barry RubinYale University Press, 336 pages On the occasion of Israel’s 50th anniversary, the British historian Paul Johnson wrote in COMMENTARY that among...

Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms by Diane Ravitch Random House. 555 pp. $30.00 Diane Ravitch has long been one of the sanest voices among the...

America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960’s by Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin Oxford. 358 pp. $30.00 In their preface to this book about the “Civil War”...

Losing Our Language: How Multicultural Classroom Instruction Is Undermining Our Children’s Ability to Read, Write, and Reason by Sandra Stotsky Free Press. 316 pp. $26.00 In a poignant...

Turnaround: How America’s Top Cop Reversed the Crime Epidemic by William W. Bratton with Peter Knobler Random House. 384 pp. $25.50 Though Democrats enjoy a five-to-one advantage among...

In the Classroom: Dispatches from an Inner-City School That Works by Mark Gerson Free Press. 238 pp. $23.00 Poor and minority children would clearly benefit if more graduates...

The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond by Samuel G. Freedman Simon & Schuster. 464 pp. $27.S0 On October 21,1967, Private...

Ideological Tourist Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation by Jonathan Kozol Crown. 286 pp. $23.00 Jonathan Kozol is widely celebrated as a teller...

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...