Israel is the screen onto which the Left projects its own anxieties.
Benjamin Balint, a writer living in Jerusalem, is the author of “Running Commentary” (PublicAffairs, 2010) and ”Kafka’s Last Trial” (forthcoming from W.W. Norton).
Articles by Benjamin Balint
Our debt against Moses.
Benjamin Balint looks at Norman Podhoretz's Making It fifty years later.
The music of the Third Reich.
Architecture as interpretation in Jerusalem.
Benjamin Balint looks at the life of Primo Levi.
A review of Carl Schmitt: A Biography, by Reinhard Mehring.
A review of Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America, edited by Franklin Foer.
A review of Joseph Anton: A Memoir, by Salman Rushdie
A review of A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad, by Robert S. Wistrich
Reviewing a new history of the first Arab-Israeli War.
Bringing the heretic back into the Jewish fold.
A review of Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine, by Harold Bloom