Summer 5769 / 2009, no. 37
From the Editors:The Age of Catastrophic Thinking
By Benjamin Kerstein
Essays:Operation Cast Lead and the Ethics of Just War
By Asa Kasher
Was Israel's conduct in its campaign against Hamas morally justified?
The Biblical Origins of Equality
By Joshua A. Berman
The Torah as the constitution of an egalitarian polity.
By A.C. Grayling
We should not invoke our own religious and political demons in order to repel those of our enemies.
Fight Passion with Passion
By Roger Scruton
If we don't understand what we stand for, we will soon cease to stand for anything.
Reviews:Blueprints for Empire Building
Reviewed by Shmuel Rosner
God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World by Walter Russell Mead
The Planetary Moralist
Reviewed by Steven Grosby
Memoirs: Hans Jonas edited by Christian Wiese
The Life and Thought of Hans Jonas: Jewish Dimensions by Christian Wiese
The Guru of Conventional Wisdom
Reviewed by James Kirchick
The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
Correspondence:Menachem Mautner and Evelyn Gordon on the Supreme Court, and others.
|I.B. Singer's Cruel ChoiceFate and freedom for his characters, for himself.|
|Cato and Caesar|
|Locusts, Giraffes, and the Meaning of KashrutThe most famous Jewish practice is really about love and national loyalty.|
|The Gaza Flotilla and the New World DisorderINGOs are trying to reshape world politics at the expense of the nation-state.|