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Author Friedman, Murray
Title Commentary in American Life
Imprint Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2005
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Descript 1 online resource (233 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 "America Is Home": Commentary Magazine and the Refocusing of the Community of Memory, 1945-1960 -- 2 Commentary: The Early Years -- 3 The Jewishness of Commentary -- 4 Commentary and the City: Getting It Right, Getting It Wrong -- 5 What They Talked About When They Talked About Literature: Commentary in Its First Three Decades -- 6 Commentary and the Common Culture -- 7 Norman Podhoretz and the Cold War -- 8 Joining the Ranks: Commentary and American Conservatism -- 9 Commentary's Children: Neoconservatism in the Twenty-First Century -- Notes -- About the Contributors -- Index
Founded by the American Jewish Committee in 1945 as a monthly journal of "significant thought and opinion, Jewish affairs and contemporary issues," Commentary magazine has through the years had a far-reaching impact on American politics and culture. Commentary in American Life traces this influence over time, especially in creating the neoconservative movement. The authors of each chapter also consider the ways the magazine shaped and reflected major cultural and literary trends in the United States. The end result offers a full accounting of one of the most important journals of American political thought, providing insight into the development of American collective politics and culture over the last six decades
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Friedman, Murray Commentary in American Life Philadelphia : Temple University Press,c2005 9781592131051
Subject Commentary (New York, N.Y.);Jews -- United States -- Politics and government.;Jews -- United States -- Intellectual life
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