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Communism

Even before the creation of Israel, significant elements of the international left opposed Zionism, embraced anti-Semitism, and defended the murder of Jews. A new book,. . .

Tony Michels
March 5 2015 12:01AM

Chimen Abramsky, the son of a renowned Orthodox rabbi, became one of the leading Jewish historians of the 20th century. He was also an avid,. . .

Vladislav Davidzon
Feb. 20 2015 12:01AM

Nicolae Ceaușescu’s rule of Romania from 1965 to 1989 stood out for its brutality even among eastern-bloc dictatorships. Yet, unlike his Warsaw Pact colleagues, Ceaușescu. . .

Feb. 4 2015 12:01AM

In 1965, Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote and published a story, in Yiddish, about the guilty conscience of a Polish-Jewish Communist. The story was translated into English. . .

Isaac Bashevis Singer
Jan. 21 2015 12:01AM

When the totalitarian regimes of the Eastern bloc collapsed in 1989, some predicted a return of virulent anti-Semitism. Certainly, it has not disappeared. But the. . .

Paul Berman
Dec. 31 2014 12:01AM

Last week, two anti-Israel activists chased the chairman of the German Left party down a corridor of the Reichstag building and into a bathroom, where. . .

Ben Weinthal
Nov. 19 2014 12:01AM

Miriam Moskowitz helped her boyfriend spy for the Soviets. Sixty years later, she still insists on her innocence, and the rightness of her cause.

Allen Hornblum
Sept. 17 2014 12:01AM

The South African writer Nadine Gordimer won the Nobel Prize for her fiction. In life, she promoted and romanticized Communism and embraced the anti-apartheid cause. . .

Jillian Becker
Sept. 12 2014 12:01AM

To understand why religion will never die, one need only look at the unrelenting efforts of Communist regimes to criminalize and crush faith; they failed.

Roger Scruton
June 6 2014 12:01AM

Is the central figure of Darkness at Noon (1940), Arthur Koestler’s highly influential anti-totalitarian novel, a Jew? Koestler said no; the evidence suggests otherwise.

Izak Dimenstein
May 21 2014 12:01AM

The fate of Christians and Jews under Communism should serve as a lesson to contemporary atheists for whom persecution is only another word for religion.

Diane Weber Bederman
Feb. 19 2014 12:01AM

The late folksinger Pete Seeger sang paeans to Joseph Stalin even as the Soviet dictator was dispatching millions to the Gulag and preparing for the. . .

Ronald Radosh
Feb. 7 2014 12:01AM

The posthumous publication of the works of Benny Lévy, best known as Jean-Paul Sartre’s private secretary, illuminate a journey from secular radicalism back to Judaism.

Benjamin Ivry
Dec. 13 2013 12:00AM

Encouraging Jews to fight for rights and autonomy in Europe, Diaspora nationalists and Yiddishists rejected Zionism as hopelessly utopian. In the end, the opposite proved true.

Henry Srebrnik
Oct. 23 2013 12:00AM