Log In

From the October 1947 issue

Philo of Alexandria was the outstanding Jewish philosopher of the period during which the Jewish nation came under the influence of Hellenistic culture. Very little...

The editors carefully dissociate themselves from the iconoclastic opinions here expressed by Harry Gersh. _____________   My mother was a bad cook. I realize this is a treasonable...

In the history of Western thought there is scarcely a single development of more significance than the separation of physical from social inquiry. Here, JOHN...

Elchanan Zeitlin, a gifted journalist and a sensitive poet, died in December 1942, at the age of forty, in the Warsaw ghetto. “A Funeral,” here...

To the Editor: I have read COMMENTARY with some regularity of late, and let me say that it seems to show steady improvement. In the August...

Pessimism For Mass Consumption An Essay on Morals. by Philip Wylie. New York, Rinehart & Co., 1947. 204 pp. $2.50.   It is to the credit of the American way...

Statesman’s Apologia Austrian Requiem. by Kurt von Schuschnigg. New York, G. P. .Putnam’s Sons, 1946. 322 pp. $3.50.   Few apologists are more suspect than retired statesmen explaining their ill-starred...

This is the second of three chapters of informal memoirs by the distinguished pianist and composer Artur Schnabel. In the first selection, published in the...

Perhaps the most striking thing about the Marshall Plan was the spurt of galvanized enthusiasm with which it was greeted in Western Europe. British and...

To the Editor: I consider Maurice Goldbloom’s review of James Burnham’s book The Struggle for the World, in the July COMMENTARY, a very brilliant appraisal. It...

To Many Jewish thinkers, the events of the decade leading up to World War II, and the continuing dim perspective of the postwar years, spell...

A Lady of Valor Enchanting Rebel: The Secret of Adah Isaacs Menken. by Allen Lesser. New York, The Beechhurst Press, 1947. 284 pp. $3.50.   In his biography of Adah...

Five Drawings by Saul Steinberg _____________   _____________   _____________   _____________   _____________   ...

To the Editor: I should like a word with Friedrich Torberg, whose letter on the subject of Franz Kafka appeared in the August issue of COMMENTARY....

B. Alquit is the pen-name of Eliezer Blum, a member of the editorial staff of the Jewish, Morning Journal and the author of a weekly...

In our next issue we will print the first section of a symposium on the problem of creating Jewish culture in America, taking its departure...

Amid the chorus of comment, mostly favorable, that greeted the movie Crossfire, Hollywood’s first serious attempt to deal with the problem of anti-Semitism, Elliot E....

To the Editor: Although I welcome David T. Bazelon’s review of my book, Magic and Myth of the Movies, in the August COMMENTARY, both for its...

History and Saga Moses by Martin Buber. East and West Library. Oxford and London, 1947. 226 pp. 12/6.   Like Thomas Mann’s Ten Commandments, Buber’s Moses is an attempt to...

Tel Aviv The news, last February, that Britain would refer the “Palestine question” to the United Nations, came against a background of increasing violence, ineffectively met,...

To the Editor: Mr. David Bernstein’s article in your August issue [“Europe’s Jews: Summer, 1947”] does less than justice to the magnificent role played by the...

Maurice J. Goldbloom has had long experience in news analysis which amply qualifies him for the task he undertakes here: to examine and weigh day-to-day...

Nightmare Come True The Other Kingdom. by David Rousset. New York, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1947. 173 pp. $2.75. Smoke Over Birkenau. by Seweryna Szmaglewska. New York, Henry Holt, 1947. 386 pp....

This article has been translated from the German by Francis C. Golffing. Saul Steinberg, whose work is the subject of the article, was born in...

To the Editor: Lewis Corey, in his article “Economic Democracy Without Statism” [in the August COMMENTARY], has presented the issues that underlie the preservation and the...
SHARE

October 1947