Midge Decter’s legacy.
Revisiting Norman Podhoretz’s Making It.
Drawing on woke pieties, a new book considers the possibility that the anti-Semites were right.
Hilton Kramer believed art must be moral—but not political.
A “small-town boy from southeast Missouri” reads Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Isaac Rosenfeld and the plight of the young American Jewish intellectual.
“In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.”
A son’s reflection on the centennial of a great New York intellectual.
Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.
A leading light of the famous New York Intellectuals harbored deeply conflicted feelings about his own Jewishness, and exceptionally harsh views on Jews and Judaism.
A great filmmaker, but not a New York intellectual.
A book that hasn’t lost its ability to appall.
The treacherous interplay of anti-Semitism and its sneaky twin, philo-Semitism.