Douglas was born Issur Danielovich to two illiterate Russian Jewish immigrant parents, in Amsterdam, New York,
“In truth, long before Donald Trump, our morality had been eroding.”
Political brutishness is thriving because in losing our collective memory we are losing the historical analogies and also their moral underpinnings.
When my father was alive, I never gave him the love and respect he was due.
Josh Rosen is being called too smart and too literate for the NFL. But we know what that really means.
The larger point is that the best picture winners are no longer those that challenge us, but the ones that reinforce our inclinations.
Donald Trump may not be analogous to Hitler, but Jews know all too well what we need to fear from the current administration.
Might Jews be finally becoming more conservative? It hasn’t happened yet, says Neal Gabler, and he hopes it never will.
Kirk Douglas turns 100 on December 9. Neal Gabler tells of the Jewish history and explosive rage of the Jewish actor who was born Issur Danielovich.
Neal Gabler thinks we live in a pretty vicious country these days, and there’s a clear group to blame: the trolls. He describes his time among them.