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From the January 1948 issue

Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), English statesman, historian, and essayist, was among the most active supporters of Jewish emancipation in England. His maiden speech in Parliament,...

Harry Gersh’s best credential as an authority on that formidable tribe, the Jewish paintners, is his own genealogy. Says Mr. Gersh: “My grandfather was a...

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...

Psychoanalysis has in recent years greatly influenced thinking in such fields as anthropology and sociology; here is an example of its use in the writing...

Against a background of deepening economic crisis and international conflict, the British Labor government doggedly hammers out its socialist program. As the government’s program develops—and...

Behind the shifting French political scene stands the figure of Charles de Gaulle, wartime leader of the Free French and now a serious contender for...

The Colonial Scene American Overture by Abram Vossen Goodman. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947. 265 pp. $3.00.   This volume is a valuable contribution toward the materials out...

The Polish Tragedy Between Fear and Hope by S. L. Shneiderman. New York, Arco, 1947. 316 pp. $3.75.   Mr. Shneiderman should have limited his book to the Jewish agony...

To the Editor: In his article in the December COMMENTARY, Mr. Kimche ascribes the transformation of the Labor party attitude on Palestine to a series of...

To the Editor: In my article on “Public Opinion Polling. Science or Business?” in the November COMMENTARY I indicated that there was a solid front of...

Folklore of Yemen From the Land of Sheba: Tales of the Jews of Yemen Collected and edited by S. D. Goitein. New York, Schocken Books, 1947 (Schocken Library...

Many think they note a current trend toward religious interest both within the universities and outside. Often this takes the form of a search for...

Isaak Babel is a Russian writer, born in Odessa in 894, whom more than one critic considers as among the two or three best short...

A Heroic Drama Jacob’s Dream by Richard Beer-Hofmann Translated by Ida Bension Wynn. Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1947. 188 pp. $2.50.   Recent years have seen a revival...

To the Editor: I read Dr. Kurt List’s article, “The Renaissance of Jewish Music,” in the December COMMENTARY with great interest. Although one might dispute his...

Crossfire was the first, Gentleman’s Agreement is the second in Hollywood’s film cycle against anti-Semitism to reach the nation’s screens. Elliot E. Cohen wrote the...

Nietzsche was one of the most, if not the most, influential philosopher since Hegel. Enough history has been made by now to justify an assessment...

To the Editor: I regard Lewis Corey’s article in the August COMMENTARY as an excellent statement of the major issues of liberalism. And may I at...

To the Editor: Carey McWilliams’ article in your November issue, “Does Social Discrimination Really Matter?” is a fundamental analysis of a primary nature. I am reminded of...

Along with Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg was one of the British “war poets” of the First World War. He was born in...

Who Owns the Air-Waves? The American Radio: Report form the commission on Freedom of the Press by Llewellyn White. University of Chicago Press, 1947. 260 pp. $3.25.   This publication...

The last session of Congress ended with emergency legislation to admit DP’s still in congressional committee. Now those who advocate joining with other countries to...

To the Editor: Raymond Rosenthal handled the review of John Horne Bums’ novel, The Gallery, in the December COMMENTARY, on the plane of ideas alone. ....

To the Editor: Dr. Gringauz’s “Jewish Destiny as the DP’s See It” [December] is to me one of the standout articles in COMMENTARY’s distinguished career. It...

The Man of Munich The Life of Neville Chamberlian by Keith Feiling. New York, Macmillan, 1946. 480 pp. $6.00.   Keith Feiling’s Neville Chamberlain forcibly reminds one of Carlyle’s observation...

Modern Man as Jew The Victim by Saul bellow. New York, Vanguard, 1947. 294 pp. $2.75.   In most American fiction concerned with Jews in more than an incidental way,...

John Dewey, who here offers a sharp rejoinder to Julien Benda’s criticism of pragmatism in “The Attack on Western Morality” (November COMMENTARY), is the leading...
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January 1948