Julien Benda’s scribes without Torah.
An inadvertent warning about the dangers of political infantilization.
Meet Karl-Heinz Hoffman and his “military sports group.”
Not getting the joke.
Part Joyce, part Balzac, part yizkor book.
The dangers of rhetorical hysteria.
A forgotten chronicler of the Holocaust in Italy.
And the search for one survivor.
His pro-fascism and anti-Semitism call for stringent judgment.
The Argentinian author drew on a variety of Jewish ideas in his work.
There is little doubt that Benito Mussolini’s Venetian-born Jewish lover Margherita Sarfatti had a profound influence on the dictator’s career, but can she truly be. . .
Vladimir Putin has recently spoken admiringly of the 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact, which, in the run-up to World War II, allowed Germany and the Soviet Union. . .
Margherita Sarfatti, a Venetian Jewess, was Benito Mussolini’s mistress and confidante from 1912 until the 1930s. Sophisticated, educated, and politically engaged, she was unique among. . .
The close kinship between two modern political movements puts paid to the conventional idea that one of them, Nazism, is a more extreme form of conservatism.