The late Midge Decter was a penetrating critic and a powerful writer. Her son joins the podcast this week to reflect on her legacy.
“The refusal to be bound by rules, any rules, turned children against their elders, impelled them to . . . destroy their brains with drugs,. . .
“The state of Israel is justified by nothing more than its own existence.”
He laid the problems of the Middle East at the feet of the dictators who brutalized the Arab people.
What Lucy Dawidowicz learned about the breakdown of social order and its effects on the Jews.
The great Jewish realist.
One of the late sociologist’s many incisive essays.
A book that hasn’t lost its ability to appall.
The making of a neoconservative.
A not-so-closet neoconservative?
The rabbinic vs. the prophetic.
The president’s politics of fear.