“Peres had a deep respect for reality and its constraints, and on the other hand, a fierce passion to change that reality.”
Hungary is mutating into an illiberal democracy, putting Jews and other minorities at risk. The European Union and the rest of the West must respond.
There is much in Corbynism for the American left to avoid: politics by bullying, threats and intimidation, and a mix of anti-Semitism and misogyny.
‘Angels in America” is a play of its time and for ours, too. Tony Kushner’s magnum opus — currently in revival at London’s National Theater, and due in movie theaters here this July — is appropriately apocalyptic, informed by an impression of impending catastrophe. “History is about to crack wide open,” Ethel Rosenberg warns Roy Cohn as he makes the case for his own immortality. “Millennium approaches.” When the angel draws near toward the end of part one, an apparition sighs: “The 20th century. Oh, dear, the world has gotten so terribly, terribly old.”
In the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory-in-defeat, can a party plagued by accusations of antisemitism bring British Jews into the fold?
“Why am I watching this man?” Jacobson wondered while watching Trump. “There is nothing here. It’s the power of nothing.”
Bernard-Henri Lévy has a new book about Judaism’s genius and a new documentary about the struggle against Isis. He talks to us about both.
At the age of 77, Amos Oz delivered ‘Judas,’ one of his greatest works of fiction.
Launching his new novel “A Horse Walks Into a Bar,” David Grossman discusses Trump, Netanyahu and (surprisingly) the business of stand-up comedy.
Donald Trump’s unexpected, blood-curdling victory on Tuesday confirmed the fear that a movement of populist nativism is sweeping much of the western world. A wave that began in the so-called Visegrád states of Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Slovakia — Hungary’s Viktor Orbán was a Trumpian figure before there even was a Donald Trump — and in the United Kingdom with the Brexit vote has washed up on the shores of the United States.