Monthly Archives: May 2012

Perplexed, Part I

My father alerted me to a piece by Adam Kirsch in Tablet Magazine on the troubled relationship between Jews and the Left. Kirsch’s article is bad. But I am not in the mood to write a rant. I have been thinking lately that there is too much enthusiasm for caustic debunking on the Left, and […]

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Child Ballads

I was recently involved, peripherally, in an online conversation with some left-wing intellectuals about the politics of music. In particular, a lively back-and-forth about the depressing quality of the “folk music” that, as leftists, we are all supposed to like. This is hardly a new topic. Throughout the 20th century, leftists debated among themselves what […]

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