Founded by the American Jewish Committee in 1945 as a monthly journal of significant thought and opinion, Jewish affairs and contemporary issues, Commentary magazine has through the years had a far-reaching impact on American politics and culture. Commentary in American Life traces this influence over time, especially in creating the neoconservative movement. The authors of each chapter also consider the ways the magazine shaped and reflected major cultural and literary trends in the United States. The end result offers a full accounting of one of the most important journals of American political thought, providing insight into the development of American collective politics and culture over the last six decades.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: Commentary: The First Sixty YearsMurray Friedman
1. 'America is Home': Commentary Magazine and the Refocusing of the Community of Memroy, 1945-1960Nathan Abrams
2. Commentary: The Early YearsNathan Glazer
3. The Jewishness of CommentaryRuth R. Wisse
4. Commentary and the City: Getting it Right, Getting it WrongFred Siegel
5. What They Talked About When They Talked About Literature: Commentary in its First Three DecadesThomas L. Jeffers
6. Commentary and the Common CultureTerry Teachout
7. Norman Podhoretz and the Cold WarRichard Gid Powers
8. Joining the Ranks: Commentary and American ConservatismGeorge H. Nash
9. Commentary's Children: Neoconservatism in the Twenty-First CenturyJohn Ehrman
About the Contributors
What People are Saying About This
William F. Buckley Jr.
Commentary in American Life documents the critical role of Commentary in infusing intellectual energy into the successful anti-Communist struggle. We owe it, and in particular its former editor, Norman Podhoretz, a huge debt.