Irving Kristol, Born Jewish

My late husband’s political views are well-known. His Jewish ones, less so. But they are at the root of everything.


Observation
Sept. 29 2014
About the author

Gertrude Himmelfarb (1922-2019) wrote extensively on intellectual and cultural history, with a focus on Victorian England. Her recent books include The Jewish Odyssey of George Eliot and The People of the Book: Philo-Semitism in England from Cromwell to Churchill.


This week in Mosaic we are celebrating the release of our new ebook On Jews and Judaism, a collection of Irving Kristol’s essential writings on the Jews. Here, the historian Gertrude Himmelfarb introduces the book and reflects on her husband’s Jewish legacy.

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