Articles of Note

The plight of the German-Jewish intellectual. For Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, and Gershom Scholem, “love of Israel” was a complicated issue... more »

New Books

Polyglot, erudite, dead at 48, Shahab Ahmed was a scholar of Islam. But he had contempt for the field of Islamic studies... more »

Essays & Opinions

The merits of being a pain in the ass. The virtue of defiance has been central to Western culture. So why have we pathologized it?... more »