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Killing Reagan

Bill O’Reilly made two mistakes. The first was writing Killing Reagan, and the second was inviting George Will on his program to discuss it. Killing Reagan...
confederate flag controversy

There is no cause so noble it can’t be made ridiculous by 21st-century activism. The Confederate flag debate is fast becoming another chapter in the...

I recall the events of 9/11 as an earlier generation recalled the death of President Kennedy. The difference being that this was not a tragedy...

It is a testament to the persistent influence of hard power and the dominance that state actors enjoy in the international arena that the Obama...

Frank Sinatra died 17 years ago today at the age of 82. Shortly before his death, COMMENTARY published the definitive appreciation of Sinatra’s artistry by...

Sir Nicholas Winton, who spent his life largely in finance, turns 106 years old on Tuesday, May 19. Many readers of COMMENTARY are surely aware of Sir...

Yesterday Orson Welles would have turned 100 years old. That's all the excuse I need to share this delightful COMMENTARY Symposium from July 1946, in which...

A friend of mine, a minister, recently asked me about the concept of being on the "right side of history." His concern is that being...

Today marks Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. In honor of the Jewish State's 67th year of independence, here, from the February 1948 issue of COMMENTARY, is...

Last week, FBI director James B. Comey wrote an opinion piece about the importance of Holocaust education published in the Washington Post. But this seemingly...

Debate continues over the relevance of the Holocaust to today’s Iran crisis, in the wake of Yom HaShoah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments...

John H. Makin, for many years a leading figure at the American Enterprise Institute and author for a quarter century of an essential series of...