Joshua Muravchik

Joshua Muravchik is the author most recently of Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism (Encounter).

Anti-Semitic Acts Don't Have to Involve Hatred of Jews

Many of those who would do away with Israel evince no pre-existing hostility to Jews that I can see. But their motivations are beside the point.

July 30 2021 12:02AM

The Emerging War over Anti-Semitism

To understand the significance of a new definition of anti-Semitism speciously promising clarity and fairness, we need to see whose interests it serves, not what its supporters believe.

July 12 2021 12:01AM

Q and the Jews

Where did QAnon come from, what attitudes does the conspiracy movement take toward Jews and Judaism, and will it become more dangerous or fade away?

Feb. 3 2021 12:01AM

How the Left Turned Against Israel

In 1948, the nascent state enjoyed political support from almost the entire global left. A new book by a member of today’s left takes a close look at how and why that changed.

July 23 2019 12:01AM

Socialism and the Jews: A Brief History

Socialism, so recently considered over and done with, is now back. What does it mean for the Jews?

April 29 2019 12:57AM

It's Not So Easy to Distinguish Attitudes toward the Jewish State from Attitudes toward Jews

As in the past, so today, anti-Semitism shows itself to be a virus almost infinitely protean.

Dec. 26 2017 12:03AM

Did American Racism Inspire the Nazis?

A new book claims as much—and in so doing falls into the intellectual trap known as reductio ad Hitlerum.

March 9 2017 12:01AM

Taking History into Their Own Hands

A new book by Daniel Gordis traces “one of the most extraordinary human stories of all time”—and makes clear that the story continues in similar fashion today.

Dec. 15 2016 12:01AM

Why I Changed My Mind about Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism

I once thought it possible to address the world’s turn against Israel without bringing in anti-Semitism. No longer.

Dec. 9 2015 12:01AM

France's Long Ambivalent Relationship with the Jews

The image of a “French republican idyll” masks a history of repeated anti-Jewish prejudice, and worse.

Oct. 19 2015 12:01AM

A Tree Grows in Lublin

Remembering Jan Karski, the Pole who told FDR to his face about the Holocaust, and still wondered if he’d done enough.

Sept. 9 2014 6:32PM