The Jewish Exiles Return to Germany

Jürgen Habermas recalls philosophers and sociologists of Jewish background as returnees in the early Federal Republic Of Germany

Adolf Eichmann Is Alive and Well and Living in the Middle East

Philosopher Bettina Stangneth’s brilliant, newly translated study of the origins of evil shows why radicals like ISIS act like Nazis

‘Commentary’ Opens Its Archives

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Papers, Please: A Video Game With No Shootouts or Theft—Only the Banality of Evil

New indie hit has players make life-and-death decisions with nothing more than a desk and a set of stamps

The Emancipation of Fanny von Arnstein and the Quandaries of German Jewry

Hilde Spiel’s newly re-translated biography of the Austrian aristocrat is a cautionary tale of Jews during the German Enlightenment

Why Literally Everyone in the World Hates the Jews, and What To Do About It

Two new scholarly books show how even the most neutral academic can feel bound to answer anti-Semites’ demonic vigor in kind

Arendt’s Affair

The woman with the sharpest insight into the philosopher’s love for Heidegger had a parallel history

Hannah Arendt, Guilty Pleasure

Thrill to the Jewish Philosopher Queen as she does battle with boring Nazis, The New Yorker, and Mossad

The Jewish Roles of Meryl Streep

Some modest proposals for the lady who can turn herself into anyone

Who Shall Live

Reporter Dara Horn admires Varian Fry, who saved Jewish intellectuals from the Nazis, but she questions his belief that not all lives held equal value

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