Politics & Current Affairs

The ayatollahs are playing hardball.

Matthew Continetti
June 13 2022 12:01AM

A Yale political scientist joins us to talk about esoteric writing and how to understand its relation to politics.

June 10 2022 12:46AM

There is, unfortunately, nothing more human than most of the things called inhuman. That’s why in Jewish tradition “crimes against humanity” are thought of as crimes against divinity.

June 8 2022 12:17AM

In 1949, Turkey was the first Muslim nation to recognize Israel, but in the last few decades their relationship has hit the rocks. Can recent signs of rapprochement be trusted?

June 7 2022 12:27AM

France’s Jews are caught between Islamist violence and secularist denigration. Four observers weighed the tradeoffs, exclusively for Mosaic subscribers.

June 2 2022 12:02AM

Lebanon’s recent elections make Hizballah seem weak. This week’s podcast explains why that’s misleading, and why it’s exactly what Hizballah wants the world to think.

May 27 2022 12:01AM

Is consent, and consent alone, sufficient for modern sexual ethics? That’s the question the writer Christine Emba, this week’s podcast guest, takes up in her fascinating new book.

May 6 2022 12:01AM

Threatened by Islamist violence on the one hand and an increasingly radical secularism on the other, the largest group of Jews in Europe is caught in a predicament. Is there a way out?

May 2 2022 12:01AM

The great Jewish writer evoked a city—now under threat from Russia’s armies—with a character of its own that has entered into folklore, literature, and the popular imagination.

April 18 2022 12:01AM

The controversial French politician is an observant Jew who disdains Zionism and extols the “unequalled splendor” of France’s Catholic heritage. What’s he up to?

April 7 2022 12:01AM

The recent decision to stop selling the books of a disgraced Orthodox children’s author reflects a pre-liberal sensibility worth recovering.

March 31 2022 1:06AM

Indignation at Israel’s response to Russia’s invasion has intensified while becoming ever more untethered from the facts.

March 28 2022 12:01AM

America’s adversaries are testing its boundaries more and more, a sign of its diminished deterrent power. A former Marine officer explains where it went and how to restore it.

March 18 2022 12:01AM

Iran’s missile attack last weekend sheds light on America’s role in the escalating conflict that Israel refers to as the “war between wars.”

March 17 2022 12:01AM