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Until the advent of Hitler in 1933 the Arab Middle East lay stagnant and all but forgotten by the Western world. With the rise of...

It was late on a Friday afternoon, and my stepmother, having finished with the house, had just come out of the tub. She never spoke...

Three Negro women appeared before a mediating panel of clergymen with complaints that a Jewish butcher was “refusing to sell meat to many Negro residents...

“Four Epistles to the Jews of England” first appeared during 1901 in the Jewish Chronicle in London. They still possess relevance, although the panegyric on...

The Third Way Diagnosis of Our Time. by Karl Mannheim. New York, Oxford University Press, 1944. 195 pp. $3.00. The significance of Dr. Mannheim’s latest book transcends the time...

To the Editor: Recently a friend of mine, of European origin, commented that despite America’s bigness, prosperity and seeming superiority-complex, there yet seems a terrible feeling...

Art or Argument Focus. by Arthur Miller. New York, Reynal and Hitchcock, 1945. 217 pp. $2.50. The reviewer inevitably feels some strain when a novel presents, as does Focus,...

To the Editor: . . . I feel I must write you, too, some words about COMMENTARY. In my opinion COMMENTARY is already, and I think...

At Twenty-Seven, Leonard Bernstein has already conducted the country’s major symphony orchestras, has appeared with the New York and Boston Symphonies as piano soloist, has...

To the Editor: I would like to express my appreciation to you for the stimulating articles which these first few issues of COMMENTARY have carried. I...

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

To the Editor: . . . I am not what one would call a Jewish author. My interest in Jewish affairs was forced upon me by...

Phenomena of Fascism Island of the Innocent. by Madeleine Kent. New York, Harper and Bros., 1945. 302 pp. $2.50. Little Superman. by Heinrich Mann. New York, American Book-Stratford Press, 1945. 317...

There seem to be three kinds of anti-Semites: the snob, the rascal and the neurotic. In the defendants’ dock at the trials in Nuremberg we...

To the Editor: . . . I congratulate you on the high quality of the contents of this first issue. You have taken a heavy responsibility...

The following notes were engendered by reflecting on the difficulties—and opportunities—of making a real museum out of the present mere collections of Jewish cultural objects....

Dr. Kaplan’s Prayer Book Sabbath Prayer Book, with a Supplement Containing Prayers, Readings and Hymns and with a New Translation. by Theodor Gaster. New York, The Jewish...

The Realities Of Freedom Safeguarding Civil Liberty Today. by Carl L. Becker, Max Lerner, James Lawrence Fly, Robert E. Cushman, Francis Biddle, and Edmund Ezra Day. Ithaca, Cornell...

London The joint Anglo-American commission which is to report on the Jewish problem in Europe and Palestine has to deal with the most complex subject on...

Liberalism’s Ebb And Flow The Age of Jackson. by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1945. 577 pp. $5.00. History does not repeat itself, although the...

The Infiltrees As the first winter of liberation settled into the bones of Europe’s millions, the struggle for simple survival was not yet over. The position of...

For several centuries now the Western world has been in profound and incessant turmoil. The conditions of its material and spiritual life have been altered...

More than five years have elapsed since the organization of the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of...

On August 14, 1941 German occupation troops marched through the streets of a still docile Paris posting huge placards announcing the execution of three young...
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February 1946