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From the April 1983 issue

If statistics are correct—and after all they don’t always lie—the arts appear to be flourishing in America at present. Museum attendance has been up, concert...

To the Editor: David Gress’s “What the West Should Know About German Neutralism” [January] is a learned academic exercise of small or minor relevance to the...

Exactly one-half century ago Thomas Mann stepped to a podium at the University of Munich, and there delivered an address on the fiftieth anniversary of...

I doubt that I was alone in being perplexed by the news from Lebanon last summer. Even knowing the record of the Palestine Liberation Organization...

Getting and Spending Jews and Money: The Myths and the Reality. by Gerald Krefetz. Ticknor & Fields. 267 pp. $13.95. In October 1974, a year after the Arabs had...

It started one morning in the spring of 1976. I was twenty-four, and with college and my ROTC active duty out of the way, I...

The intellectual history of our century might almost be written as a study of what has been achieved by all the imaginative writers, philosophers, social...

To the Editor: It is astonishing that Midge Decter [“Socialism & Its Irresponsibilities: The Case of Irving Howe,” December 1982] would write . . . an...

To the Editor: . . . James Nuechterlein [“The Republican Future,” January] is, patently, an able writer, and many of his insights are extremely illuminating, but...

The Unfree Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study. by Orlando Patterson. Harvard University Press. 511 pp. $30.00. Slavery, this book demonstrates, far from being a “peculiar institution,” comes...

Every painter in Brooklyn was dying to win the competition. For the first time in its history, the Brooklyn Museum was opening its Great Hall...

Over the past years E.P. Thompson, the British social historian, has become the most influential intellectual figure of the European campaign against nuclear weapons. His...

An Evolving Epic The Arab-Israeli Wars. by Chaim Herzog. Random House. 392 pp. $20.00. The son of a distinguished British rabbi (later Chief Rabbi of Palestine), Chaim Herzog served...

Development The Destruction of a Continent: Africa and International Aid. by Karl Borgin and Kathleen Corbett. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 216 pp. $14.95. Development Without Aid: Growth, Poverty, and Government. by...

To the Editor: Henryk Grynberg [“Appropriating the Holocaust,” November 1982] charges the United States Holocaust Memorial Council with “universalizing” the Holocaust. If by that he means...

Islam vs. Christianity The Muslim Discovery of Europe. by Bernard Lewis. Norton. 350 pp. $19.95. Bernard Lewis has probably done more to foster Western understanding of the Islamic world...

Race & Economics The State Against Blacks. by Walter E. Williams. McGraw-Hill. 183 pp. $14.95. Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University and a...

To the Editor: Many thanks for “A Jewish Romance” by Annette Henkin Landau [February]. It is one of the funniest stories I have read in a...
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April 1983