Jews and the New York Intellectuals

By Michael Kimmage

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2008

Kimmage seeks to clarify the relationship between Jews and neo-conservatism through consideration of the New York intellectuals, a class of writers and critics who came of age in the 1930s and grew into maturity after World War II. The New York intellectuals lived in a predominantly Jewish milieu, which was inseparable from politics, beginning with the socialism of the parent generation, continuing on to the communist flirtations of the 1930s, to the anti-communist liberalism of the 1950s, the radicalism of the 1960s, and, as a parallel development, the neoconservatism of the 1970s and beyond.

Topic: Liberalism, Political Behavior, History, Communism, Neoconservatism, Publications, Religion, Politics

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.649

Page Number(s): 9-10

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Genre: Article

Coverage: New York, New York , United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Kimmage, Michael. Jews and the New York Intellectuals. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2008: 9-10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7367


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