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From the December 1947 issue

Edward Chauncey Baldwin (1870-1940) was for years professor of English at the University of Illinois. A New Englander with a traditional love for Hebrew law...

Uncle Julius, unleashed on an unsuspecting public by Ethel Rosenberg in her “Uncle Julius and the BMT” a year or so ago, is here materialized...

When her article on “The Independent Woman” appeared in Politics, ETHEL GOLDWATER provoked heated discussion with her assertion that the end result of the women’s...

With Arthur Creech-Jones’ announcement in the UN of Britain’s intention to withdraw from Palestine, and with the first steps of this withdrawal reported under way,...

To the Editor: Mr. Harry Gersh’s article in your October issue, indicting Jewish cooking, is so obviously based on the flimsy experience of his own mama’s...

To the Editor: As a Catholic subscriber to COMMENTARY I was shocked to find the November issue carrying the grossly misleading and insulting reference to Catholicism...

One of the founders of modern Existentialism, the philosophic trend that has attracted so much attention of late, KARL JASPERS has since the downfall of...

To the Editor: Mr. Kristol’s article (“The Myth of the Supra-Human Jew,” Commentary, September 1947) is an impressive analysis of the ambivalence of Jewish existence incongruously...

To date we have had little reliable information on the ideology of those who survived Hitler—what they think of themselves and their future. Obviously, their...

To the Editor: I have read “A Parent Looks at Jewish Education” by L. H. .Grunebaum in your September issue, and have found in it a...

For the anti-Semite, there is no escape from the Jewish “problem.” What could be more tragic-comic than the plight of the respectable French father who,...

To the Editor: I am a fourth-year student at Antioch College, majoring in political economy. . . . I read Commentary with great interest each month....

As Malcolm Ross accurately predicted in the April COMMENTARY, the Republican leadership of the eightieth Congress exhibited no greater zeal for fair employment practice legislation...

The Jewish Joke Röyte Pomerantzen. Edited by Immanuel Olsvanger. New York, Schocken Books, 1947. 200 pp. $3.00.   Iz antkegen a vits muz men ophitn de töyre mer vi fun...

A Liberal Comes to Life Russia’s Europe. by Hal Lehrman. New York, D. Appleton-Century, 1947. 340 pp. $3.75.   This is a book by a young American liberal about a...

To the Editor: I want to comment on two extraordinary articles in the September Commentary. I found Mary McCarthy’s summary of the American character the best...

The Limitations of Fairness The Emergence of the Jewish Problem: 1878-1939. by James Parkes. London and New York, Oxford University Press, 1946. 259 pp. $5.00.   Dr. Parkes’ writings present...

This story was translated by Nathan Halper. _____________   “Harry, a bottle of milk an’ a quart of sour cream.” “A whitefish, Harry. But fresh.” “A couple of rolls, an’...

Echoes of the War The Gallery by John Horne Burns. New York, Harper, 1947. 342 pp. $3.75.   What happened to the American’s idea of himself, his image and spirit,...

The Archaeology of Ideas The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East. by H. and H. A. .Frankfort, John...

The Middle of the Journey, the novel by Lionel Trilling just published by Viking, is one of the first to deal with what is possibly...

The aim of “The Month in History” is to select out of the stream of events the principal developments affecting Jews—in America, Europe, Palestine, and...

Kurt List’s outspoken and scholarly music criticism is considered among the most stimulating being written in this country today, even by those who sometimes challenge...

They are saying in the tavern That the world died yesterday. All the street cars suddenly stopped running With a grind that still echoes. Some motormen fell forward, some...
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December 1947