Gary Saul Morson

Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas professor of the arts and humanities at Northwestern University and the author of, among other books, Anna Karenina in Our Time (Yale).

Hunger Dreams in the USSR

A newly translated memoir of the gulag should (but probably won’t) remind those who still flirt with Communism what exactly they’re endorsing.

Jan. 26 2021 12:01AM

The Best Books of 2020, Chosen by Mosaic Authors (Part III)

Five more of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring Stalingrad, the master, Margarita, parasitic minds, infectious ideas, dust, heaven, Zoom, traveling light, and more.

Dec. 18 2020 12:01AM

The Trouble at Northwestern

I just wrote a book about new fundamentalisms with the university’s much-loved Jewish president. Now one of those fundamentalisms, aided by its Jewish exponents, is coming for him.

Oct. 28 2020 12:02AM

In Russia, Anti-Semitism Has Long Been the Opiate of the Intellectuals

Even though the author tries to downplay it, a new book shows how deeply rooted anti-Semitism was in Soviet ideology.

Aug. 25 2020 12:01AM

Podcast: Gary Saul Morson on the New "Leninthink"

The humanities professor joins us to talk about “cancel culture” and the many new varieties of online shaming.

June 11 2020 12:01AM

Two Russian-Jewish Women of Distinction, and Their Distinctive Diaries

The women’s self-recorded experiences are utterly disparate, but both offer a potent antidote to any sentimental nostalgia for life in the age of Sholom Aleichem.

Feb. 25 2020 12:01AM