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From the October 1946 issue

Daisy sat reading on the porch, curled up in a white wicker chair. Lazy, she turned the page, pulled her shoulders up and let them...

Leading Pulitzer Contender All the King’s Men. by Robert Penn Warren. New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1946. 464 pp. $3.00. This is the story of Willie Stark, a Huey Long...

To the Editor: For the writer, the name of Cesar Tiempo is a revelation, and a very remarkable revelation [ “Cesar Tiempo: Argentine Poet,” by Donald...

The story by Kafka printed below—which presents his universe in brief—is the one that gives its title to the collection of his short stories, sketches,...

One afternoon last spring a man lay dying. But this was no ordinary man. He was a Nazi. But this was no ordinary Nazi. He...

What Shall We Teach? Democratic Education. by Benjamin Fine. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1945. 251 pp. $2.50. Education For Modern Man. by Sidney Hook. New York, Dial Press, 1946. 237...

To the Editor: I enclose a copy of my letter of resignation [from the Executive of the Jewish Agency] to Dr. Weizmann of December 24, last....

That Western culture as a whole is in the grip of a serious crisis is a fact, about which it is hardly necessary to go...

To the Editor: It seemed to me that in “Checkmate for Rabble-Rousers” in the September COMMENTARY, Dr. Fineberg said much that needed to be said about...

To the Editor: Your readers may be interested to learn that the Institute for Religious and Social Studies is sponsoring a contest for essays on “Problems...

A new social type has appeared in recent years on the American Jewish scene: the struggling young author who has published a few stories—perhaps even...

The average reader—as he follows day-to-day news stories from abroad and the run of political comment on them—seldom gets the one thing that interests him...

“Dr. Benjamin Fine, Education Editor, New York Times, will direct the first institute on public relations for Jewish community leaders,” a news item in Editor...

Despite the Paris Peace Conference and the German question, that main issue of the postwar world still looming unsettled in the background, the British public...

To the Editor: The article by Dr. Milton R. Konvitz in the June COMMENTARY on “Whittling Away Religious Freedom,” is a heartening example of clear perception...

The Second Freedom Religious Liberty: An Inquiry. By M. Searle Bates. New York and London, International Missionary Council, 1945. 604 pp. $3.50. Recently the New York Times reported that...

For many centuries, the so-called Caucasian Mountain Jews have been living isolated in their remote and lofty auls, or villages. Until recently, they were almost...

Inner Contradictions The two parts into which the world now found itself divided went their separate ways. But these separate ways were not without inner contradictions...

The Yogi and the Englishmen The Perennial Philosophy. by Aldous Huxley. New York, Harper, 1945. 312 pp. $3.00. Vedanta for the Western World. By Christopher Isherwood. California, The Marcel Rodd Co.,...

Roll, Jordan The River Jordan. by Nelson Glueck. Philadelphia, The Westminster Press, 1946. 268 pp. $3.50. For over a decade Professor Nelson Glueck, the gifted and fortunate Director of...

There has been much talk of Jewish personality traits, but little study of them. Stereotypes supersede critical judgment, argument substitutes for investigation, and the whole...

The faith of a Jew is the faith of a man for whom there are no synods, no edicts, no authorities to whom he can...

To the Editor: “Sarah to Sylvia to Shirley” in last month’s COMMENTARY struck home—perhaps I mean literally. Originally I was named Zelda, after my maternal grandmother,...
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October 1946