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From the April 2012 issue

To the Editor: Ben Cohen points out that anti-Semitism is becoming salonfähig again [“The Big Lie Returns,” February], but he does not tackle the reason. Why...

The New York Times headline on February 16, 2012, read as follows: “Leak Offers Glimpse of Campaign Against Climate Science.” The story appeared to present a...

The Crisis of ZionismBy Peter Beinart Times Books, 276 pages At the heart of The Crisis of Zionism, the new book by Peter Beinart, is a simple...

President Barack Obama said during the visit of Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping in February that “we welcome China’s peaceful rise [and] we believe that a...

To the Editor: I enjoyed “Charles Dickens and His Women” by Thomas L. Jeffers [February]. However, some unmentioned females are my favorites. The dreadful Miss Havisham. Mrs....

To the Editor: Brooke Goldstein and Gabriel Latner’s article on a 2010 USTOGAZA fundraiser at Rutgers University [“Flotilla U,” December 2011] highlights a growing concern: American...

It is one of the foundational myths of contemporary liberalism: the idea that American culture in the 1950s was not only stifling in its banality but...

To the Editor: I was delighted to read “Liking Ike” by Andrew Roberts [January]. It is not often that one reads or hears anything except praise for...

To the Editor: James Pethokoukis worries that allowing a bit of inflation could easily “get out of hand,” thereby harming economic growth [“Let There Be Growth...

Iran’s Undeniable Motives With both the United States and Israel debating how best to forestall the nuclearization of Iran, assessing the motivation of those working on...

The relationship between the Untied States and Israel is fracturing. The president and his administration are pressuring the Jewish state to make painful concessions in...

In 1819, Joseph Perl wrote the first Hebrew novel, a vicious satire on Hasidism called Revealer of Secrets. A faithful Jew, Perl did not want to...

To the Editor: Max Boot provides a valuable historical context [“Slashing America’s Defense: A Suicidal Trajectory,” January] for the unquestionable folly of reducing American military power...

The Lost Majority:Why the Future of Government Is Up for Grabs-and Who Will Take It By Sean Trende Palgrave Macmillan, 272 pages There is a...

Following the killing of American soldiers and the recent protests sparked by the accidental burning of Korans by coalition forces, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich...

The discussion of the burgeoning Iranian nuclear program took a peculiar turn last month. There was talk of a “rush to war.” The president himself...

Elizabeth the Queen:The Life of a Modern Monarch By Sally Bedell Smith Random House,688 pages The 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne...

The World America Made By Robert Kagan Knopf,160 pages “You’re not going to like what comes after America,” wrote Leonard Cohen, with the poet’s gift for...

One of a bare handful of hit Broadway musicals to have been written in its entirety by a single person, The Music Man opened to...

One word went unspoken in an interview President Barack Obama gave to journalist Jeffrey Goldberg in late February. In their 45-minute discussion, devoted exclusively to the...

Joseph B. Soloveitchik was one of the leading rabbinic figures of the 20th century. As a professor at Yeshiva University from 1941 until his death...

It is the Battle of the Bulge, and the Nazis are staging a furious counterattack against the advancing American army. With no good intelligence on German...

Lately I’ve been wallowing in Watergate, as people my age often do when they approach their anecdotage. Why, I remember it as if it were...
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April 2012