Jeff Jacoby
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Title Publication Date
(Not) in the path of totality Arguable April 2, 2024
Vandals for Palestine Arguable March 19, 2024
How to 'feel better' about Ukraine (according to John Kerry) Arguable March 12, 2024
Seiji Ozawa's love for America Arguable February 13, 2024
Would Zora Neale Hurston celebrate Black History Month? Arguable February 6, 2024
The pernicious myth of 'inclusive' discrimination Arguable January 23, 2024
A Vietnam War novel that isn't about the war Arguable October 31, 2023
Live long and prosper The Boston Globe September 20, 2023
Does Generation Z love Big Brother? Arguable June 13, 2023
Woke is easy to define. It's harder to fight. The Boston Globe / Arguable March 28, 2023
Audiobooks are glorious The Boston Globe January 8, 2023
The Ebenezer Scrooge nobody knows The Boston Globe December 25, 2022
John Silber's soft streak Arguable November 29, 2022
No, income inequality isn't at an all-time high. It's at a historic low. Arguable November 14, 2022
A slow writer's lament The Boston Globe October 9, 2022
When Jesus told stories about economics Arguable May 16, 2022
Netflix and the moose Arguable March 28, 2022
There's a term for senators like Kyrsten Sinema The Boston Globe January 26, 2022
When racial hate turns out to be faked Arguable December 14, 2021
Welcome to the promised land The Boston Globe April 28, 2021
Make presidential debates worth watching The Boston Globe January 12, 2020
We gather together to give Thanksgiving its meaning The Boston Globe November 20, 2018
What experts predict, reality will contradict The Boston Globe January 1, 2017
At 60, National Review's battle of ideas is as spirited as ever The Boston Globe November 22, 2015
Life without libraries? Unthinkable The Boston Globe June 18, 2015
'I see parchment burning, but the letters are soaring free' The Boston Globe February 8, 2015
A slow reader's lament The Boston Globe July 18, 2012
The war against affordable books The Boston Globe October 28, 2009
'1984' + 60 The Boston Globe June 21, 2009
Light and darkness and a disembodied brain The Boston Globe September 12, 2007
The unbearable dullness of economic writing The Boston Globe August 21, 2003
The neverending voyage The Boston Globe February 6, 2003
Memoirs of a man with one foot still in Auschwitz The Boston Globe April 3, 2000
Labor's deceit on Proposition 226 The Boston Globe July 9, 1998
Why Johnny can't read more than three 'white' books The Boston Globe March 19, 1998
On college campuses, all is not yet lost The Boston Globe May 29, 1997
Look what's missing from Lani Guinier's book The Boston Globe June 2, 1994

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Providence and Power: Ten Portraits in Jewish Statesmanship
by Meir Y. Soloveichik
Commentary October 2023
When General Grant Expelled the Jews
by Jonathan D. Sarna
Commentary magazine May 2012
When They Come For Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
by Gal Beckerman
Commentary March 2011
Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity
by Lila Corwin Berman
Commentary October 2009
Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage
by Jeff Benedict
Commentary May 2009
Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment
by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Joseph N. Cappella
Commentary October 2008
Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry
by Samuel G. Freedman
Azure Winter 2002
One Nation, Two Cultures
by Gertrude Himmelfarb
Azure Winter 2001
by Leon Wieseltier
Azure Autumn 1999
What's Going On
by Nathan McCall
The Weekly Standard October 13, 1997
Messages From My Father: A Memoir
by Calvin Trillin
The Boston Globe June 14, 1996
Feeding Frenzy: How Attack Journalism Has Transformed American Politics
by Larry J. Sabato
Reason June 1992

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