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COMMENTARY is America’s premier monthly magazine of opinion and a pivotal voice in American intellectual life. Since its inception in 1945, and increasingly after it emerged as the flagship of neoconservatism in the 1970s, the magazine has been consistently engaged with several large, interrelated questions: the fate of democracy and of democratic ideas in a world threatened by totalitarian ideolo

gies; the state of American and Western security; the future of the Jews, Judaism, and Jewish culture in Israel, the United States, and around the world; and the preservation of high culture in an age of political correctness and the collapse of critical standards. Many of COMMENTARY’s articles have been controversial, and more than a few have been hugely influential, touchstones for debate and discussion in universities, among policy analysts in and out of government, within the ranks of professionals and community activists of all kinds, and in circles of serious thought worldwide. A large number of articles can be counted as landmarks of American letters and intellectual life. To read it is to take part in the great American discussion.

"There is [...] something cinematic about Israel’s latest move in response to South Africa’s contemptible petition to th...
01/09/2024

"There is [...] something cinematic about Israel’s latest move in response to South Africa’s contemptible petition to the International Court of Justice accusing the Jewish state of genocide." https://lttr.ai/AMo56

A courtroom drama may not seem too exciting to Israelis right now, considering the fact that they’re at war. But there is nonetheless something cinematic

"Gazans will need help after this war. Assistance must be provided. But UNRWA simply cannot provide that assistance. Ano...
01/09/2024

"Gazans will need help after this war. Assistance must be provided. But UNRWA simply cannot provide that assistance. Another agency—any other agency—should do it."

Read the full article: The Terrorist-Aid Agency
https://lttr.ai/AMowD

"Whatever his chances of ousting Netanyahu, [Nir] Barkat’s open desire to do so has ended Israel’s brief sabbatical from...
01/08/2024

"Whatever his chances of ousting Netanyahu, [Nir] Barkat’s open desire to do so has ended Israel’s brief sabbatical from electoral politics."

Read the full article: The Mayor vs. the Prime Minister
https://lttr.ai/AMoaO

Today’s podcast points out the wet, limp noodle that was Joe Biden’s supposedly “fiery” speech about democracy at Valley...
01/08/2024

Today’s podcast points out the wet, limp noodle that was Joe Biden’s supposedly “fiery” speech about democracy at Valley Forge before joining the world in wonder at the disappearance into a hospital by the Defense Secretary with the world on fire.
https://lttr.ai/AMnSe

"The people who work for Greenblatt think Greenblatt works for them, and they would like to see him return to his pre-Oc...
01/07/2024

"The people who work for Greenblatt think Greenblatt works for them, and they would like to see him return to his pre-Oct. 7 self. If Greenblatt caves, it’ll truly be the end of the ADL in any recognizable form."

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMfmb

Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard had nothing to do with anti-Semitism and had everything to do with anti-Semitism. She refused to spend a

"The Jewish people have been accused of pretty much everything under the sun over the course of human history. And if yo...
01/07/2024

"The Jewish people have been accused of pretty much everything under the sun over the course of human history. And if you scroll through an afternoon or two of political punditry, you’ll see absolutely all of it."

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMfma

Jews have often noted that conspiracy theories about us openly contradict each other: at one moment, we’ll be accused of being communists; in another,

Hamas's attacks on Israel represent the future of warfare. https://lttr.ai/AMb7e
01/06/2024

Hamas's attacks on Israel represent the future of warfare. https://lttr.ai/AMb7e

The U.S. has declassified intelligence revealing, for the nth time that, yes, al-Shifa hospital in Gaza was used by Hamas commanders. I’m not sure what

"Social media today means we live in the era of what I’d call Kitchen Sink Anti-Semitism: Like the movie that cleaned up...
01/05/2024

"Social media today means we live in the era of what I’d call Kitchen Sink Anti-Semitism: Like the movie that cleaned up at the 2022 Oscars, it’s everything everywhere all at once." https://lttr.ai/AMfmZ

Jews have often noted that conspiracy theories about us openly contradict each other: at one moment, we’ll be accused of being communists; in another,

Today’s podcast looks at the current state of the race on the day Joe Biden will deliver a speech on Donald Trump’s thre...
01/05/2024

Today’s podcast looks at the current state of the race on the day Joe Biden will deliver a speech on Donald Trump’s threat to democracy, and we ask: Is Biden doing this to make sure Trump keeps talking about the supposedly stolen election?
https://lttr.ai/AMfzy

"Greenblatt’s conscience has awoken in the wake of Oct. 7, and now he won’t just take orders from his subordinates, whic...
01/05/2024

"Greenblatt’s conscience has awoken in the wake of Oct. 7, and now he won’t just take orders from his subordinates, which apparently was the state of play prior to the massacre." https://lttr.ai/AMdM5

Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard had nothing to do with anti-Semitism and had everything to do with anti-Semitism. She refused to spend a

Joe Biden is the product, for now at least.Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMYwD
01/05/2024

Joe Biden is the product, for now at least.

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMYwD

With every new story trying to repackage and remarket Kamala Harris to an indifferent public, I can’t help thinking of the Newman’s Own salad dressing

"Opponents of aid to Ukraine evade the reality of Putin’s intent. For more than a decade—first in the republic of Georgi...
01/05/2024

"Opponents of aid to Ukraine evade the reality of Putin’s intent. For more than a decade—first in the republic of Georgia, then in Crimea and the Donbas, in Syria, and in the rest of Ukraine—Putin has sought to resurrect the Soviet Empire."

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMVZj

The debate over American military assistance to Ukraine has lost touch with reality. The argument in Washington is less about Ukraine’s defense and

The people of Israel live. Sorry to disappoint you.Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMSDS
01/04/2024

The people of Israel live. Sorry to disappoint you.

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMSDS

After pulling every last Israeli out of Gaza and handing the territory to the Palestinians in 2005, the once-loathed Ariel Sharon was told by his old political

Today’s podcast takes up the appalling self-defense of the ousted Harvard president Claudine Gay in the New York Times b...
01/04/2024

Today’s podcast takes up the appalling self-defense of the ousted Harvard president Claudine Gay in the New York Times before a discussion of the 2024 matchup and whether Al Gore should have run in 2004 the way Donald Trump is re-running in 2024. https://lttr.ai/AMcIB

"The Red Cross has been such a mammoth disappointment during this conflict, ignoring the Israeli hostages for long stret...
01/04/2024

"The Red Cross has been such a mammoth disappointment during this conflict, ignoring the Israeli hostages for long stretches and helping Hamas cover up its use of hospitals for war crimes." https://lttr.ai/AMWOD

There is no such thing as an “international” organization in Gaza. There is only international funding. Once you understand that, you can see the conflict

"The IDF is fighting a double war in each theater. The extent of the underground part of that war is unprecedented. And ...
01/04/2024

"The IDF is fighting a double war in each theater. The extent of the underground part of that war is unprecedented. And Israel’s enemies will attempt to replicate it from every direction."

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMZR9

The U.S. has declassified intelligence revealing, for the nth time that, yes, al-Shifa hospital in Gaza was used by Hamas commanders. I’m not sure what

"The great irony is this: Despite his card-carrying liberal credentials, Norman Lear’s two most unforgettable and popula...
01/04/2024

"The great irony is this: Despite his card-carrying liberal credentials, Norman Lear’s two most unforgettable and popular characters, Archie Bunker and George Jefferson, would both have voted for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984."

Read more 👉 https://lttr.ai/AMYwe

Almost exactly 46 years ago—December 1977—I was 12 years old, in the orthodontist’s chair, getting my mouth fitted for a retainer that I had already

"If Biden really is going to be the candidate—as he appears to be—then the campaign can only lose by trying to puff up H...
01/03/2024

"If Biden really is going to be the candidate—as he appears to be—then the campaign can only lose by trying to puff up Harris."
https://lttr.ai/AMXBA

With every new story trying to repackage and remarket Kamala Harris to an indifferent public, I can’t help thinking of the Newman’s Own salad dressing

Dan Senor joins today’s podcast to talk about the major developments in Israel over the past few weeks—the assassination...
01/03/2024

Dan Senor joins today’s podcast to talk about the major developments in Israel over the past few weeks—the assassination of a top Hamas terrorist in Lebanon and the Supreme Court’s overturning of judicial reform there.
https://lttr.ai/AMYuH

Ridley Scott "could not be bothered to make his new $200 million Napoleon movie historically accurate, even though [...]...
01/03/2024

Ridley Scott "could not be bothered to make his new $200 million Napoleon movie historically accurate, even though [...] the result would have been a far more interesting and nuanced film than the Napoleon he has released."

https://lttr.ai/AMVZ8

I once asked Martin Scorsese why no epic biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte had been made since Abel Gance’s iconic movie of 1927. He replied that if the studio

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