God and Gossip
February 14, 2011

Who will save science from the scientists? I often ponder that question when I peruse the writings of evolutionary psychologists—and did so once again

In Sheep's Clothing
February 08, 2011

What did Germans see in Adolf Hitler? It is difficult for people of our era to see the appeal of history’s most infamous murderer. Charisma often does

Fallible Memory
February 03, 2011

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate mixes autobiography, relating Kai Bird’s early years as an American diplomat’s son in East Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, Beirut, a

Guilty of Innocence
January 06, 2011

Jason Stevens has now removed barriers in his new book, in which he addresses the New York intellectuals, their Protestant contemporaries, and the nat

Churchman and Statesman
December 27, 2010

Bob Drinan’s life certainly requires a good biography, but this is not a good biography or even a good book. Riddled with the kinds of factual mistake

Speech Acts
December 20, 2010

Kenneth Marcus has written what are in effect two books, one of them distinctly odd. The first book is the story of Marcus’s efforts over a number of

November 10, 2010

Who would believe that in Fascist Italy, a group of several dozen Catholic peasants would spontaneously decide to convert to Judaism; that they would

October 20, 2010

Robert Alter’s ongoing translation of the Hebrew Bible into a new, more accurate and forceful English version is one of the most ambitious literary pr

Post-Treyf America
September 22, 2010

In the manner of its production and distribution, and certainly its promotion, kosher food now owes as much to the conventions of modern America and t

The Land or The State?
August 20, 2010

Anyone who has been concerned or angered by the debate over the future of liberal Zionism, should hurry to read The Settlers, the new book by the Isra