Simon Schama

Eurocentrism and confusion about the holy.

David Abulafia
Oct. 11 2017 12:01AM

Socialism rediscovers its old whipping boy.

Simon Schama
Feb. 25 2016 12:01AM

The former British chief rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the historian Simon Schama discuss Judaism’s contribution to civilization, their own personal relationship with the Jewish religion,. . .

Jonathan Sacks and Simon Schama
Feb. 25 2015 12:01AM

In his new history, Simon Schama lovingly recounts Jewish cultural oddities and the interactions of Jews with non-Jews; missing only is the essence of Judaism. 

May 28 2014 12:01AM

Simon Schama’s bestselling new history of the Jews not only misrepresents but trivializes key events, ideas, and personalities.

Marc Saperstein
Dec. 11 2013 12:00AM

In his new history, Simon Schama proposes that words themselves form the focus of Jewish self-understanding—a suggestive thesis, but why does he miss so many glaring instances?

Nicholas de Lange
Oct. 31 2013 12:00AM