How Theodor Herzl became the unlikely father of Zionism.
Joseph Epstein is an essayist and short story writer. He is the author of Fred Astaire (Yale University Press) and served as contributing editor for the Weekly Standard.
Articles by Joseph Epstein
What if the Persians had defeated the Greeks?
Denis Diderot's Enlightenment.
The Good Intentions Paving Company strikes again.
The twists and turns of Alcibiades' life.
Reading H.L. Mencken’s The American Language.
A German historian's tribute to Rome.
P.G. Wodehouse's world.
American political rhetoric's decline.
Knowledge is good.
A portrait of the author as a young man.
Does Isaiah Berlin still matter?
A review of Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land, by Robert Crawford.
Joseph Epstein reviews David Bobb's new book on humility.
A review of The Language Wars: A History of Proper English, by Henry Hitchings
A review of Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto, by Mark Helprin