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From the February 1947 issue

To the Editor: The article in the January number of COMMENTARY entitled “The Americanism of Adolph S. Ochs” has, as you know, provoked grave dissent and...

The Discovery of Sex Art and Social Nature. By Paul Goodman. New York, Vinco Publishing Co., 1946. 98 pp. $3.00. The State of Nature. By Paul Goodman. New York, Vanguard, 1946....

The great zaddikim (zaddik: the completely righteous one) of the Hasidic movement, whose acts and sayings are here retold by a noted modern Jewish scholar,...

American unions, grown strong under fourteen years of protective legislation fostered by President Roosevelt, enter Year One of the Republican Resurgence with no clear-cut program...

The day Lefty Louie was executed, sorrow descended upon our neighborhood like a fog. Lefty was a Jew. He had committed a murder, and he...

I was this screaming boy, screaming (this was no dream) against the barber's crawling clip, the shorn-hair-plastered hands waving a two-bladed, crisscross knife at my childhood, that fell on my...

In Hillel’s Steps In Darkest Germany. By Victor Gollancz. London, Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1947. 128 pp. With 144 photographs. 8s.6d. In the eyes of the British public, Victor Gollancz...

C+ for Effort Minority Problems in the Public Schools. By Theodore Brameld. New York, Harper, 1946. 264 pages. $2.50. It is obvious that the American public schools are strategically...

The first century of the Machine Age is drawing to a close amid fear and trepidation. Its fabulous material success was due to the willing,...

In “From Marxism to Judaism,” published in the January COMMENTARY, Will Herberg, well known as a radical and labor theorist, outlined the course of thinking...

Show Me the Way to Go Home Really The Blues. By Mezz Mezzrow and Bernard Wolfe. New York, Random House, 1946. 388 pp. $3.00. Really The Blues is the...

All the men of our circle: brokers, shopkeepers, employees of banks and shipping companies, had their children take music lessons. It was a regular mania....

THE twenty-second Zionist Congress met in Basel against a background of tension and violence in Palestine, with the Jewish DP’s still waiting in the de-...

For almost two decades, Isaak Babel maintained a place in Soviet literature as an obsolete but durable survivor of a moment of romantic élan that...

The Double Rejection The Great Challenge. By Louis Fischer. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946. 346 pp. $4.00. In form, Louis Fischer's new book seems to be one...

Amos The Herdsman. by Dorothy Clarke Wilson. Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1946. 373 pp. $3.00. The very paucity of biographical information in the Book of Amos provides both a challenge...

We have tried words before—always in vain— To strip the growing tumor from the brain, And still we pick and probe with words to find The fingered root...

Stirring on the Left In The United States, which matured industrially and politically later than Europe, it was inevitable that progressive forces should mature later too....

THE recent annual meeting of the American Sociological Society in Chi- cago (Hotel Stevens, December 27- 30) brought together perhaps ,ooo people who call themselves...

That many Jews who reached intellectual maturity in the age of Hitler reject and despise the fact of their Jewishness is a family secret we...

Twenty years ago when I was fresh out of college I came to Palestine during a wanderyear, and was excited by the spirit of the...
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February 1947