Gertrude Himmelfarb wanted the Jewish people to be defined by the qualities that had enabled it to endure.
The intellectual and editor of National Affairs joins us to discuss Himmelfarb and the moral and political virtues she deemed necessary for a healthy democratic society.
The historian as moralist.
William Kristol, the editor of the Weekly Standard and a leading American intellectual, talks to a group of young Israelis about his Jewish upbringing, his. . .
In Culture and Anarchy, the preeminent Victorian intellectual Matthew Arnold famously wrote of the contest between those human endeavors that are noble, ennobling, and beautiful. . .
In identifying the roots of neoconservatism in a turn against the 1960s Left, historians miss prior decades of intellectual evolution and the influence of an. . .