To the Editor: John Dewey’s article in the March Commentary marks a watershed for me—and I suspect for a good many others as well. Many of...

Handy Compendium An Encyclopedia of Religion. by Vergilius Ferm. The Philosophical Library, New York, 1945. 844 pp. $10.00. The Philosophical Library first came to this reviewer’s attention with the...

Modern Guides To The Perplexed? This Is Judaism. by Ferdinand M. Isserman. Chicago, Willett, Clark & Co., 1944. 238 pp. $2.50. Conservative Judaism: An American Philosophy. by Robert Grdis. New York,...

“I don’t like to see our people going to pieces, that’s all.”—Mendel Quixano in The Melting-Pot by Israel Zangwill. Judah Monis The name “Monis” is supposed to...

The invitation to abandon illusions regarding [a] situation is an invitation to abandon a situation which has need of illusions. —Karl Marx. The recent statement of Lieutenant...

Anyone these days who reads at all must have noted certain winds of doctrine that are sweeping over the spiritual awareness of men. Writers and...

Last Testament Star of the Unborn. by Franz Werfel. New York, Viking Press, 1946. 645 pp. $3.00. One hesitates to use the sharpest edge of the critical blade when...

Politics—Foreign and Domestic In the Spring of 1946, it became clear that the United States at last had a foreign policy that was definite in at...

Re-Translating Koheleth The Wisdom of Ecclesiastes. by Robert Gordis. New York, Behrman House, 1946. 82 pp. $2.00. Dr. Gordis, who has made himself master of most of the modem...

The Nazi’s Best Weapon Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race. by M. E. Ashley Montagu. With a foreword by Aldous Huxley. New York, Columbia University Press,...

This article is the fifth in the series, “The Crisis of the Individual,” which already includes articles by Reinhold Niebuhr, Leo Lowenthal, Hannah Arendt and...

To the Editor: In the February issue of your always interesting publication, I came across the error (p. 73)—repeated, singularly enough, in one of the “Letters...