New York Intellectuals

The insecurities of a Jewish intellectual.

David Bell
March 6 2024 12:01AM

Abraham Cahan was one of America’s first great Jewish newspapermen, and set an example of independent thinking that the nation could sorely use today.

Feb. 5 2024 12:01AM

Midge Decter’s legacy.

Matthew Continetti
June 20 2023 12:01AM

Revisiting Norman Podhoretz’s Making It.

Fred Bauer
March 13 2023 12:01AM

Drawing on woke pieties, a new book considers the possibility that the anti-Semites were right.

Jesse Tisch
Oct. 27 2022 12:01AM

Hilton Kramer believed art must be moral—but not political.

Brian Allen
Oct. 24 2022 12:01AM

A “small-town boy from southeast Missouri” reads Isaac Bashevis Singer.

Jan. 14 2022 12:01AM

Isaac Rosenfeld and the plight of the young American Jewish intellectual.

Irving Howe
June 16 2020 12:01AM

“In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.”

June 28 2019 12:01AM

A son’s reflection on the centennial of a great New York intellectual.

David A. Bell
May 15 2019 12:01AM

Contention was so much a part of modern Yiddish culture that, in any study of that culture, it was all but taken for granted.

March 27 2019 12:01AM

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.

Oct. 11 2018 12:01AM

A great filmmaker, but not a New York intellectual.

Frederic Raphael
Oct. 8 2018 12:01AM