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  1. The ACLU's Next Target
    National Review, June 24, 1991, p. 29
  2. Contentions
    The ADL vs. the "Religious Right"
    Commentary, September 1994, pp. 45-46
  3. [+]
    Affluence and divorce (Review)
    The Divorce Culture, by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    1. The Divorce Culture by Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
    The Public Interest, Spring 1997, pp. 115-119
  4. An Amazing Pass
    One minute, we're talking about tolerance for homosexuals; the next, we're watching the...
    National Review, November 8, 2004, pp. 30-31
  5. American Jews and Israel
    Commentary, February 1988, p. 31
  6. Books
    [+]
    American Magpie (Review)
    Moral Freedom, by Midge Decter
    1. Moral Freedom by Midge Decter
    Commentary, May 2001, pp. 61-65
  7. Anti-Americanism in America
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1968, pp. 39-48
  8. Books
    [+]
    The Author in Full (Review)
    Hooking Up, by Tom Wolfe
    1. Hooking Up by Tom Wolfe
    Commentary, January 2001, pp. 62-64
  9. [+]
    Being Blunt (Review)
    The Untouchable, by John Banville
    1. The Untouchable by John Banville
    The National Interest, Winter 1997, pp. 91-93
  10. Benign Victimization
    Policy Review, Summer 1980, pp. 65-72
  11. Beyond Containment? The Future of U.S.-Soviet Relations
    A Symposium
    Policy Review, Winter 1985, pp. 15-41
  12. Articles
    Bitburg
    Who Forgot What
    Commentary, August 1985, pp. 21-27
  13. [+]
    Books---The Stevenson We Lost (Review)
    An Ethic for Survival, by Adlai Stevenson and Michael H. Prosser
    1. An Ethic for Survival by Adlai Stevenson and Michael H. Prosser
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1969, pp. 98-101
  14. [+]
    A Candle Burned at Both Ends (Review)
    Savage Beauty, by Nancy Milford
    1. Savage Beauty by Nancy Milford
    The Weekly Standard, September 17, 2001, pp. 35-37
  15. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Civil Rights the Right Way (Review)
    Bayard Rustin: Troubles I've Seen, by Jervis Anderson
    1. Bayard Rustin: Troubles I've Seen by Jervis Anderson
    The Weekly Standard, March 10, 1997, pp. 31-32
  16. Comeback Kid?
    Don't count Gingrich out yet
    National Review, December 7, 1998, pp. 46-48
  17. The Communard
    Commentary, January 1975, pp. 59-71
  18. Books
    [+]
    The Company They Kept (Review)
    Between Friends, by Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, and Carol Brightman, ...
    1. Between Friends by Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, and Carol Brightman, ...
    Commentary, February 1995, pp. 60-62
  19. Correspondence
    First Things, March 1990, pp. 2-4
  20. Crimes du Jour
    Group-think comes to the law
    National Review, September 13, 1999, pp. 22-23
  21. [+]
    Danging Man (Review)
    Saul Bellow, by Ruth Miller
    1. Saul Bellow by Ruth Miller
    The New Republic, April 1, 1991, pp. 43-45
  22. [+]
    Dissolute Dynasty (Review)
    The Kennedys, by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
    1. The Kennedys by Peter Collier and David Horowitz
    The New Republic, August 27, 1984, pp. 30-31
  23. Dying of the Light
    National Review, November 27, 1995, pp. 36-40
  24. E Pluribus Nihil
    Multiculturalism and Black Children
    Commentary, September 1991, pp. 25-29
  25. [+]
    Editing George Gilder (Review)
    Visible Man, by George F. Gilder
    1. Visible Man by George F. Gilder
    The Weekly Standard, October 2, 1995, pp. 42-44
  26. [+]
    Enemies Within? (Review)
    The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege, by Damon Linker
    1. The Theocons: Secular America Under Siege by Damon Linker
    National Review, October 23, 2006, pp. 53-55
  27. [+]
    Engendering Judaism (Review)
    Deborah, Golda, and Me, by Letty Pogrebin
    1. Deborah, Golda, and Me by Letty Pogrebin
    Commentary, January 1992, pp. 61-62
  28. Enlist Them
    The president should do more to involve Americans in the war
    National Review, December 19, 2005, pp. 38-39
  29. Books
    [+]
    Ever Permitted, Never Ready (Review)
    Ready or Not, by Kay S. Hymowitz
    1. Ready or Not by Kay S. Hymowitz
    The Partisan Review, Spring 2000, pp. 324-326
  30. Farewell to the Woman Question
    California Political Review, July 2005, pp. 15-16
  31. Opinion
    Farewell to the Woman Question
    First Things, June/July 1991, pp. 8-9
  32. [+]
    Farrakhan's Apologist (Review)
    Prophet of Rage, by Arthur J. Magida
    1. Prophet of Rage by Arthur J. Magida
    The Weekly Standard, July 29, 1996, pp. 34-35
  33. [+]
    Fitzgerald at the End (Review)
    Beloved Infidel, by Sheilah Graham and Gerold Frank
    1. Beloved Infidel by Sheilah Graham and Gerold Frank
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1959, pp. 303-311
  34. [+]
    The Footnote Man (Review)
    A Present of Things Past, by Theodore Draper
    1. A Present of Things Past by Theodore Draper
    The National Interest, Fall 1990, pp. 81-85
  35. For the Family
    Millions of Americans Have Been Engaging in Child Sacrifice
    Policy Review, Winter 1984, pp. 44-45
  36. [+]
    For the Record (Review)
    The Long Pretense, by Arnold Beichman
    1. The Long Pretense by Arnold Beichman
    Commentary, August 1991, p. 59
  37. Forum: The Place of Pornography
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1984, pp. 31-46
  38. From the American Scene
    "A Good Piece of Goods"
    Commentary, July 1958, pp. 56-62
  39. The Fruits of Modern Jewish Education
    Commentary, October 1951, pp. 324-329
  40. The Future of the Papacy: A Symposium
    First Things, March 2001, p. 30
  41. Germany 1967
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1967, pp. 50-52
  42. The Giving Tree: A Symposium
    First Things, January 1995, p. 38
  43. Books
    [+]
    Good Old Boys (Review)
    The Wise Men, by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
    1. The Wise Men by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas
    The National Interest, Spring 1987, pp. 80-84
  44. Growing Old in America
    Commentary, January 1963, pp. 22-27
  45. [+]
    Growing Up American (Review)
    The Death of the Grown-Up, by Diana West
    1. The Death of the Grown-Up by Diana West
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2007, pp. 47-49
  46. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    Guy Talk (Review)
    Stiffed, by Susan Faludi
    1. Stiffed by Susan Faludi
    National Review, October 25, 1999, pp. 58-61
  47. [+]
    Highbrowland (Review)
    Nothing But a Fine Tooth Comb, by David T. Bazelon
    1. Nothing But a Fine Tooth Comb by David T. Bazelon
    Commentary, August 1970, pp. 69-74
  48. Books
    [+]
    Hillary the Seductress (Review)
    The Seduction of Hillary Rodham, by David Brock
    1. The Seduction of Hillary Rodham by David Brock
    The Weekly Standard, October 28, 1996, pp. 30-32
  49. Articles
    Homosexuality and the Schools
    Commentary, March 1993, pp. 19-25
  50. Articles
    How the Rioters Won
    Commentary, July 1992, pp. 17-22
  51. In and Out at the "New Republic"
    Commentary, November 1997, pp. 54-57
  52. Books
    [+]
    An Incredible Lightness of Being (Review)
    Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938, by Mary McCarthy
    1. Intellectual Memoirs: New York, 1936-1938 by Mary McCarthy
    First Things, October 1992, pp. 49-50
  53. [+]
    Inside Story (Review)
    The Beginning of the Journey, by Diana Trilling
    1. The Beginning of the Journey by Diana Trilling
    Commentary, January 1994, pp. 59-60
  54. The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Feminism
    Policy Review, Spring 1981, pp. 45-54
  55. Article
    A Jew in Anti-Christian America
    First Things, October 1995, pp. 25-31
  56. Articles
    Kennedyism
    Commentary, January 1970, pp. 19-27
  57. Articles
    Kennedyism Again
    Commentary, December 1978, pp. 23-29
  58. Movies
    The Kubrick Mystique
    Commentary, September 1999, pp. 52-54
  59. The Legacy of Henrietta Szold
    Commentary, December 1960, pp. 480-488
  60. Letters
    Commentary, June 1970, pp. 4-27
  61. Letters
    Commentary, February 1971, pp. 12-37
  62. Letters
    Commentary, December 1977, pp. 4-36
  63. Letters
    Commentary, March 1979, pp. 4-22
  64. Letters
    Commentary, December 1980, pp. 6-24
  65. Letters
    Commentary, April 1983, pp. 2-16
  66. Letters
    Commentary, February 1983, pp. 4-12
  67. Letters
    Commentary, July 1984, pp. 2-16
  68. Letters
    Commentary, December 1985, pp. 2-18
  69. Letters
    Commentary, November 1992, pp. 2-22
  70. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 9, 1968, pp. 40-44
  71. Liberal Parents, Radical Children (1975)
    6 Reviews, 3 Readable
  72. Liberalism & the Jews
    Commentary, January 1980, p. 31
  73. The Liberated Woman and Other Americans (1971)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  74. Articles
    The Liberated Woman
    Commentary, October 1970, pp. 33-44
  75. Liberating Germaine Greer
    First Things, October 1999, pp. 21-23
  76. Liberating Women
    Who Benefits?
    Commentary, March 1984, pp. 31-36
  77. [+]
    A Life in Battle (Review)
    Letters of Sidney Hook, by Edward S. Shapiro and Sidney Hook
    1. Letters of Sidney Hook by Edward S. Shapiro and Sidney Hook
    Commentary, April 1996, pp. 66-69
  78. Contentions
    The "Little Woman" of Little Rock
    Commentary, May 1994, pp. 53-54
  79. Living in Spin
    Big Man
    National Review, February 23, 1998, p. 40
  80. A Look for Israel
    Commentary, May 1971, pp. 38-42
  81. Looting and Liberal Racism
    Commentary, September 1977, pp. 48-54
  82. The Madness of the American Family
    Family Doesn't Make You Happy. It Makes You Human
    Policy Review, September 1998, pp. 33-39
  83. Books in Review
    [+]
    Mailer's Campaign (Review)
    The Presidential Papers, by Norman Mailer
    1. The Presidential Papers by Norman Mailer
    Commentary, February 1964, pp. 83-84
  84. [+]
    Marriage as a Way of Life (Review)
    American Marriage, by Ruth Shonle Cavan
    1. American Marriage by Ruth Shonle Cavan
    Commentary, September 1960, pp. 266-267
  85. Contentions
    Megan's Law & the "New York Times"
    Commentary, October 1994, pp. 61-62
  86. Missing Mary McCarthy
    Commentary, March 2000, pp. 53-55
  87. Moral Freedom (2001)
    The Search for Virtue in a World of Choice
    1 Review
  88. Observations
    [+]
    Movies & Messages (Review)
    Ship of Fools (1965 Film), by Stanley Kramer
    1. Ship of Fools (1965 Film) by Stanley Kramer
    Commentary, November 1965, p. 77
  89. The National Prospect
    Commentary, November 1995, p. 46
  90. Opinion
    National Service as Duty and Perk
    First Things, May 1993, p. 5
  91. A Commentary Report
    The Negro & the New York Schools
    Commentary, September 1964, pp. 25-34
  92. Contentions
    "Newsweek" Discovers Virtue
    Commentary, August 1994, pp. 52-53
  93. The Nine Lives of Population Control
    First Things, December 1993, pp. 17-22
  94. Contentions
    No White Males Need Apply
    Commentary, June 1994, pp. 53-54
  95. Notes from the American Underground
    Commentary, January 1982, pp. 27-33
  96. Opinion
    Notes from Underground
    First Things, March 1992, pp. 12-13
  97. Books in Review
    [+]
    Novelist of South Africa (Review)
    The Price of Diamonds, by Dan Jacobson
    1. The Price of Diamonds by Dan Jacobson
    Commentary, June 1958, pp. 539-541
  98. An Old Wife's Tale (2001)
    My Seven Decades in Love and War
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  99. On the Future of Conservatism
    Commentary, February 1997, p. 23
  100. On the Horizon
    Belittling Sholom Aleichem's Jews
    Commentary, April 1954, pp. 389-392
  101. On the Scene
    Year of Living Dangerously
    National Review, November 30, 1992, p. 21
  102. [+]
    Orphans of Guilt (Review)
    The Guilt Makers, by David Weiss
    1. The Guilt Makers by David Weiss
    Commentary, July 1953, pp. 88-90
  103. Books in Review
    [+]
    Out of It (Review)
    Remembering America, by Richard N. Goodwin
    1. Remembering America by Richard N. Goodwin
    Commentary, November 1988, pp. 60-61
  104. [+]
    The Past Survived (Review)
    Leftover Life to Kill, by Caitlin Thomas
    1. Leftover Life to Kill by Caitlin Thomas
    The Partisan Review, Winter 1958, pp. 150-156
  105. The Peace Ladies
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1963, pp. 48-53
  106. [+]
    A Peculiar Liberal Voice (Review)
    The Unfinished Country, by Max Lerner
    1. The Unfinished Country by Max Lerner
    Commentary, March 1960, pp. 268-270
  107. The People's Yes
    The desire to see America restored to its Number One position is not based on selfish j...
    The American Spectator, October 1980, pp. 7-10
  108. Articles
    Performing Abortions
    Commentary, October 1976, pp. 33-37
  109. Articles
    The Politics of Jonestown
    Commentary, May 1979, pp. 29-34
  110. [+]
    Popular Jews (Review)
    Mila 18, by Leon Uris
    1. Mila 18 by Leon Uris
    Commentary, October 1961, pp. 358-359
  111. The Professor and the L-Word
    Commentary, February 1989, pp. 39-48
  112. [+]
    The Radical Road to Nixon (Review)
    Lament for a Generation, by Ralph de Toledano
    1. Lament for a Generation by Ralph de Toledano
    Commentary, April 1960, pp. 361-363
  113. Remembering Robert Warshow
    Commentary, April 2002, pp. 45-51
  114. Observations
    Ronald Reagan & the Culture War
    Commentary, March 1991, pp. 43-45
  115. Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait (2003)
    5 Reviews
  116. The Rushdiad
    Commentary, June 1989, pp. 18-23
  117. Sex and God in American Politics
    A Symposium
    Policy Review, Summer 1984, pp. 12-31
  118. [+]
    Sex and Reason? (Review)
    Sex and Reason, by Richard A. Posner
    1. Sex and Reason by Richard A. Posner
    The Public Interest, Spring 1992, pp. 113-117
  119. Sex, My Daughters, and Me
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1967, pp. 27-31
  120. Socialism & Its Irresponsibilities
    The Case of Irving Howe
    Commentary, December 1982, pp. 25-32
  121. Socialism's Nine Lives
    Commentary, June 2002, pp. 28-33
  122. Southern Comforts
    Commentary, July 1998, pp. 26-33
  123. Departments
    Spectator's Journal/Remembering Bayard Rustin
    The American Spectator, November 1987, pp. 24-25
  124. St. Paul and the American Condition
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1969, pp. 56-57
  125. Observations
    [+]
    Stanley Kramer's "On the Beach" (Review)
    On the Beach (1959 Film), by Stanley Kramer
    1. On the Beach (1959 Film) by Stanley Kramer
    Commentary, June 1960, pp. 522-523
  126. Contentions
    The State Department vs. America
    Commentary, November 1994, pp. 65-67
  127. Observations
    [+]
    The Strangely Polite "Dr. Strangelove" (Review)
    Dr. Strangelove (1964 Film), by Stanley Kubrick
    1. Dr. Strangelove (1964 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    Commentary, May 1964, pp. 75-76
  128. [+]
    Teller of Tales (Review)
    A Strange Death, by Hillel Halkin
    1. A Strange Death by Hillel Halkin
    Commentary, June 2005, pp. 72-75
  129. Observations
    That These Dead Shall Not Have Died in Vain
    Commentary, July-August 2001, pp. 50-53
  130. Toward the New Chastity
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1972, pp. 42-54
  131. Books in Review
    [+]
    The Towering London (Review)
    America's Secular Challenge, by Herbert London
    1. America's Secular Challenge by Herbert London
    The American Spectator, April 2009, pp. 68-69
  132. The Trans-Atlantic Crisis (1982)
    A Conference of the Committee for the Free World
    1 Review
  133. Contentions
    Welfare Feminism
    Commentary, July 1994, p. 50
  134. What Are Little Boys Made Of?
    Commentary, December 1998, pp. 27-33
  135. Whatever Happened to America?
    The First Lady of Neoconservatism diagnoses the national hypochondria and judges that t...
    The American Spectator, December 1982, pp. 8-10
  136. Where in the World?
    A Literary Quiz for the Traveled Reader
    The Saturday Review, January 12, 1974, pp. 40-41
  137. Contentions
    Who Is Addicted to What?
    Commentary, April 1994, pp. 53-54
  138. Movies
    [+]
    The Witches of Arthur Miller (Review)
    The Crucible (1996 Film), by Nicholas Hytner
    1. The Crucible (1996 Film) by Nicholas Hytner
    Commentary, March 1997, pp. 54-56
  139. A Commentary Report
    Women at Work
    Commentary, March 1961, pp. 243-250
  140. Books, Arts & Manners
    [+]
    World Class (Review)
    Does America Need a Foreign Policy?, by Henry Kissinger
    1. Does America Need a Foreign Policy? by Henry Kissinger
    National Review, June 25, 2001, pp. 48-53
  141. [+]
    The Wrong Stuff (Review)
    U.S. vs. Them, by J. Peter Scoblic
    1. U.S. vs. Them by J. Peter Scoblic
    National Review, May 19, 2008, pp. 58-59
  142. The Young Divorcee
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1962, pp. 166-171
  143. You're On Your Own, Baby
    Midge Decter argues that the woman problem arises not from lack of freedom but because ...
    The Women's Quarterly, Winter 1996, pp. 4-6
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