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You should do yourself a favor and watch (courtesy of C-Span) this amazing Meet the Press interview with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,...

Based on the recommendation of a friend, over the weekend I read the 1983 Jefferson Lecture by Jaroslav Pelikan, a leading scholar on the history...

One hundred and fifty years ago today, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Speech from the steps of the Capitol. Inaugural speeches, with rare exceptions, are...

Early in my career in Jewish journalism, I was working on a column about the ideological considerations of interwar Zionists’ appeals to Western leaders. Winston...

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and with it will come the usual raft of stories that fall into two categories. There are the stories...

That a portion, albeit a small minority, of Israeli society is deeply critical of its army, and even of the Zionist principles at the core...

Longtime readers of COMMENTARY might remember Shabtai Teveth, prolific author and the authorized biographer of David Ben-Gurion. Teveth passed away on November 2 at the...

As we honor Martin Luther King Jr. today, it's worth recalling that among his great contributions was that King saw great injustice and sought to confront...

More than 13 years have passed since al-Qaeda terrorists killed almost 3,000 Americans in al-Qaeda’s single-most devastating attack. In the interim, NATO forces collapsed the...

Professor Hasia R. Diner’s new book, Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way, published today...

Most Americans have never heard of Cape Verde. The archipelago of volcanic islands 350 miles off the coast of West Africa seldom breaks news in...

In his July 2014 Mosaic essay, Martin Kramer dismantled Ari Shavit’s assertion that “Zionism carrie[d] out a massacre” at Lydda in 1948 – a claim...