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From the July/August 2011 issue

Though  my oldest daughter, now seven, lives   in New York and has a father who writes a column for one of the city’s tabloids, she...

One hundred fifty years ago, on April 12, 1861, Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter, the Union garrison just off the coast of Charleston,...

If the headlines seem to tell us one thing about our culture, it is that we are living in the Age of Adultery. A steady...

Arnheim & Sons Optical, Inc., is in its fourth generation. The fraternal twins Eugene and Paul Arnheim took the business over from their father Chaim,...

To the Editor: There is an inherent contradiction in smear attacks like Noah Pollak’s tirade against B’Tselem [“The B’Tselem Witch Trials,” May]. On the one hand,...

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boarded a plane home in late May, the cheers of an adoring United States Congress were still echoing in...

A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice By Kenji Yoshino Ecco, 320 pages As a young man, Kenji Yoshino was torn between pursuing “justice...

The Faculty Lounges: And Other Reasons Why You Won’t Get the College Education You Paid For By Naomi Schaefer Riley Ivan R. Dee, 216 pages In 2008, the yearly...

The American economy is unwell. The growth of manufacturing slowed in the spring, as did job growth, which was a dismal 54,000 jobs in May....

Ever since last fall’s news of the Stuxnet computer virus that allegedly threw Iran’s nuclear program into disarray, interest in the nuclear threat from that...

The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama By Stephen L. Carter Beast Books, 272 pages Conventional wisdom among Barack Obama’s enthusiasts and detractors alike holds...

To the Editor: I would wish Michael Medved a retroactive sweet Passover, as is the custom, but it’s clear he would prefer a sour one. So...

A few months ago, a journalist named Melinda Henneberger had an interesting encounter with the left-wing media gadfly Jay Rosen. He had said he would like...

First Family: Abigail and John Adams By Joseph J. Ellis Knopf, 320 pages In First Family, Joseph J. Ellis tells the story of John and Abigail Adams from their first...

Ezekiel knew it was the common opinion that he had fled south, though others speculated he had gone into hiding, in the months before the...

The words “vacillating” and “aimless” are commonly used by both left and right to describe President Barack Obama’s approach to the Libya war. His political...

The Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman recently found a novel way to highlight the causes for the enthusiasm he generates and the hostility he provokes. In...

Music is a mystery, the way it speaks without words, telling you what your heart thinks. This was how Jessie felt, and it was why...

The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe By Peter Godwin Little, Brown, 384 pages Today, the full title of the British edition of Peter...

Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground By Jonathan Kay HarperCollins, 340 pages Scholars and journalists trying to describe and explain conspiracy theories gravitate toward one...

Mrs. Ida Gomberg, the dentist’s widow, has become a world traveler in her later years, mostly by way of expensive cruises. One day she reads...

Ever since his two-play cycle Angels in America opened on Broadway in 1993, Tony Kushner has been the sole American playwright to approach the pinnacle...

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention By Manning Marable Viking, 608 pages It was the great good fortune of the modern civil rights movement that its leadership was equal...
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