Jerome Chanes |
Special to the Jewish WEek
The publication of Norman Podhoretz’s “Why Are Jews Liberals?” (Doubleday) has been greeted more by yawns than by expressions of gratification or of outrage. Podhoretz, for many years the editor of the erstwhile liberal and more recently neocon Commentary magazine, walks the reader through Jewish history and comes up with an entirely non-startling conclusion: Jews are “liberal” because throughout the millennia we received our only support from universalist ideas, wherever they could be found.
by Adam Dickter |
Assistant Managing Editor
He’ll never shake the association with a certain science fiction TV icon, nor does he want to.
But the older he gets, the more William Shatner seems determined to eclipse that role with an astonishingly diverse litany of credits.