We present here the eleventh chapter from the memoirs-in-progress of the renowned scholar and author Ruth R. Wisse. Earlier chapters can be found here. Further installments will appear over the next months.
Contention; or, My Disputes with Irving Howe, Yiddish Academia, and Holocaust Memorials
Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.