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From the July 1946 issue

President Truman said in his first message to Congress on April 16, 1945: “In this shrinking world, it is futile to seek safety behind geographical...

The instinctual structure of the average man in Germany was no different in 1935 from what it was in 1925. The psychological mass basis for...

The essay below was first published in 1908-9 in the Jewish Comment and was reprinted in 1999 in a collection of Friedlaender’s English essays, published...

Cesar Tiempo is the pen name of Israel Zeitlin, a naturalized Argentine born in the Ukraine in 1906. A Russian pogrom drove the Zeitlin family...

New England Testimony Samuel A. Persky To Dismiss Ruth Glazer’s article on “The Jewish Delicatessen” as merely an amusing and nostalgic little essay, as I fear most...

Wherever Jews live in accordance with their traditions, they are united at “all the ends of the earth” by similar forms of prayer. They share...

To the Editor: Sidney Hook’s article in the February issue of COMMENTARY on the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic...

To the Editor: Dissatisfaction with contemporary civilization, its political structures and its culture, has arisen naturally from the war crisis and the events that preceded and...

Three Lives Life, I Salute You! by Boris Kader. Cambridge, Sci-Art Publishers, 1945. 368 pp. $3.00. My Caravan of Years: An Autobiography. by Goldie Stone. New York, Bloch, 1945. 252 pp....

In What Words Speak? No Traveler Returns. by Henry Shoskes and Curt Riess. New York, Doubleday Doran, 1945. 267 pp. $2.50. The Promise Hitler Kept. by Stefan Szende. New York, Roy...

Sad it is indeed that the recommendations of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry are still being debated two months after their publication by the very...

The Dangers of Intuition The Creative Mind. by Henri Bergson. New York, Philosophical Library, 1946. 307 pp. $3.75. Bergson’s philosophy achieved great popularity during his lifetime, aided no little...

The Economic Founding Fathers The Economic Mind in American Civilization: 1606-1865. by Joseph Dorfman. New York, Viking, 1946. Two Volumes. $7.50. As America moves toward its “manifest destiny,” its...

Saturday afternoon, in Edinburgh, when the autumn mildness had not yet turned to the sharp winds that sweep into the city from the North Sea. A...

Toward Cultural Totalitarianism The First Freedom. by Morris L. Ernst. New York, Macmillan, 1946. 271 pp. $3.00. With the help of four able research assistants, Mr. Ernst has given...

Amidst the ruins of an ancient German city, the leader of a crew that was clearing away wreckage pointed to an inscription on a toppling...

The Atom Lucretius held that the world took its origin from the swerving of the atoms. Ever since Hiroshima, many had feared that man’s world, at...

Everyone within reach of a radio loudspeaker or a newspaper headline knows of the tremendous advances made by science during the war: atomic bombs, radiocontrolled...

The Wisdom of Fools The Wise Men of Helm. by Solomon Simon. Translated from the Yiddish “Di Helden fun Chelm,” by Ben Bengal and David Simon. New York,...

For the first time since the days of Bar Kochba, Jews have appeared on the historical scene fighting with arms for their national rights. Coming...
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July 1946