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The United States Serves Up Kurdistan to Iran on a Silver Platter

‘We should not have abandoned Kurdistan, the only real pole of stability in the region’

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Facebook, Google, and Amazon Aren’t Consumer Choices. They are Monopolies That Endanger American Democracy.

Can users of what is essentially privatized social infrastructure really log off?

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The British Labour Party’s ‘Kosher Stamp’ for Anti-Semitism

The confounding political problem of ‘Jewish Voice for Labour,’ anti-Zionism, and left-wing anti-Semitism

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Rooting for the Yankees May Be Good for Your Soul. No, Really.

I used to loathe the Bronx Bombers, until a religious epiphany taught me something about baseball, politics, and the perils of tribalism

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Bibi Netanyahu’s Nightmare Speaks

Meni Naftali worked security for the Israeli prime minister and his wife Sara, and now wants the world to know what they are really like

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Croatia Is Brazenly Attempting to Rewrite its Holocaust Crimes Out of History

An alarming and expanding wave of revisionism in Eastern Europe

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John V. Lindsay Builds a Sukkah

How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics

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My American Bundism

What the 120-year-old political and cultural movement meant to a young Jewish feminist in St. Louis

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Sabermetrician Ari Kaplan Uses the Science of Balls and Strikes to Illuminate the Fate of Holocaust Rescuer Raoul Wallenberg

How a baseball stats nerd came to ‘interrogate the database’ of a Soviet prison in search of clues to a 70-year-old mystery

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Against Faux-Feminists Who Deny the Rights of Muslim Women and Jews

Why today’s postmodern postcolonial feminism avoids the true front lines of the battle for women’s rights

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Kurdish President Massoud Barzani Speaks

The day after his successful independence referendum, the commander of the Peshmerga talks with Bernard-Henri Lévy about Kurdistan’s neighbors Turkey, Iran, and Iraq, French President Macron, and the future of his people

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How Israel Got Universal Health Care 20 Years Ago, and Why It’s Working

Government-regulated competition, legislation that largely excludes the courts, and a ‘social lobby’ that backed even neo-liberal economic policy into covering 100 percent of the Jewish state’s citizens. Is there a lesson for the United States?

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How I Became a Man

As the Cubs clinch a playoff berth to defend their first title in more than 100 years, a baseball fan remembers the metaphysical horror of watching the North Side Chicago club lose in 1984

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Kurdistan, the New Israel?

As Iraqi Kurds put independence to a referendum on Monday, the Arab world works to quash the statehood aspirations of the Western-friendly nation

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John Kerry Was Right About Terrorism in 2004, and Donald Trump And His Generals Are Wrong

‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’

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Democratic and Republican Elites Are Using Trump to Whitewash 16 Years of Foreign-Policy Disasters

Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?

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‘Strange’ and ‘Strangers’

Two new studies of Islam portray recent outbursts of coordinated violence and oppression not as a reaction to Western liberalism but instead as fundamental to the religion itself

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You Got to Have Friends

Episode 104: Brooke Kroeger on the men behind women’s suffrage, and German-Danish historian Thorsten Wagner on teaching ethics at Auschwitz

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Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Absolving Obama Administration for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide

Abrupt decision comes in wake of sharp rebukes, bafflement, and concern about politicization of Shoah memory

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Europe’s Destructive Holocaust Shame

How the narrative of Israel as the new Nazis and Palestinians as the new Jews helps Western Europe avoid its culpability in World War II

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Gidget Tells All

The septuagenarian Jewish surfing icon Kathy Kohner Zuckerman is still riding that wave

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How America Helped Make Vladimir Putin Dictator for Life

Did the U.S. choose to ignore the source of 1999 bombings that propelled the security-agency bureaucrat to the top post he has never relinquished?

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Suzi at Yale

A look back at the original American campus sex scandal, and whose lives it actually changed

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Dear Antifas: A Note About Your Ancestor

Lessons from Italian-American anti-fascist Carlo Tresca, and from the Civil Rights era

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India’s New Crush on Israel

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s July visit with Benjamin Netanyahu fit into the last quarter-century of Indo-Israeli relations?

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Peace With the Palestinians Was a Bust. Here’s What Israel Should Do Next.

‘While peace with Palestinians may be the preferable instrument for ridding Israel of its undesirable control over millions of Palestinians, it is not the ultimate goal of the Zionist enterprise. It is an instrument.’

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Disgrace and the Democratic Socialists of America

With a vote for BDS, one part of the left heads for oblivion

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The Day a Jewish General Invented a Muslim Country

How J.F.R. Jacob saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the land that became Bangladesh

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri Joins With Hezbollah to Con Donald Trump

Standing a few blocks from the White House, Lebanese delegation member Elias Bou Saab tweeted his support to Hezbollah ‘resisters.’ But the real problem is much, much worse.

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Betting the House

Episode 99: Live in New York City with FiveThirtyEight political reporter Harry Enten and ‘How to Be a Muslim’ author Haroon Moghul

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