Seven of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring sieges, spies, cultural revolutions, family papers, useful enemies, new fields of inquiry, and more.
About the author:
Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the incoming chairman of the Tikvah Fund.
Diana Muir Appelbaum, a writer and historian, is at work on a book about nationhood and democracy. Her museum reviews have appeared in the Claremont Review
, the New Rambler
, and elsewhere.
Matti Friedman is the author of a memoir about the Israeli war in Lebanon, Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story of a Forgotten War
(2016). His latest book is Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel
Haviv Rettig Gur is the senior analyst for the Times of Israel
Daniel Johnson, the founding editor (2008-2018) of the British magazine Standpoint
, is now the founding editor of TheArticle
and a regular contributor to cultural and political publications in the UK and the U.S.
Moshe Koppel is a member of the department of computer science at Bar-Ilan University and chairman of the Kohelet Policy Forum in Jerusalem. His book, Judaism Straight Up: Why Real Religion Endures
, has just been released by Maggid Books.
Daniel Polisar is the executive vice-president and a member of the faculty at Shalem College in Jerusalem.