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From the May 2011 issue

Wisconsin’s ongoing battle over public-sector unions is not the country’s only noteworthy labor dispute. In October 2010 the musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra went on...

She held the large plastic bucket in front of her as the midwife severed the umbilical cord with a blood-smeared butcher knife before tossing the squirming...

To the Editor: I recognized Jonathan S. Tobin’s talent when he was a very young man and have admired his articles ever since. His “The Pollard Spy...

Media Matters, the popular left-wing “media watchdog” funded in part by George Soros and overseen by a former conservative journalist named David Brock, has announced that...

To the Editor: Wilfred M. McClay may understand Rush Limbaugh [“How to Understand Rush Limbaugh,” February]. But he does not appreciate that Limbaugh’s shows don’t help...

When the United Nations released the so-called Goldstone Report in September 2009, Israelis and their supporters around the world were astonished by the blunt words near...

In early April, Richard Goldstone took to the pages of the Washington Post to offer an astounding partial retraction of the 2009 United Nations report...

Every month in this space, Joseph Epstein tells a Jewish joke and invites you, the COMMENTARY reader, to offer an exegesis of it in 250 words or fewer. First...

Modigliani: A Life By Meryle Secrest Knopf, 387 pages Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919 Some artists are recognizable by their subject matter, others by their mannerisms, but with a tiny handful the...

A “vicious lie.” Those were the words of Israel Defense Forces advocate general Avichai Mandelblit in response to the September 2009 claim by the United Nations Fact-Finding...

King’s Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East By Jack O’Connell with Vernon Loeb Norton, 288 pages The revolts that began earlier this year all...

The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World By Edward Dolnick Harper, 378 pages In what may well be the most devastating...

Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country. —William Ayers On November 3, 1984, Susan Lisa Rosenberg was apprehended by police as she and a...

The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB By Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan Public Affairs, 299 pages President Obama’s entire policy...

The modern essay began with Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), a member of the minor French nobility, a Bordeaux vintner, a political official pretty much in...

Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys By Kay S. Hymowitz Basic Books, 248 pages It is not enough to note that today’s young...

Why Marx Was Right By Terry Eagleton Yale University Press, 272 pages The word “capitalism,” invented by Karl Marx as a term of ignominy, has become a term...
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