Robert Warshow: Jews and Communism
part of our series on “The American Jewish Intellectuals”
with Ruth Wisse
Streaming live Tuesday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM EST
We will focus in depth on the legacy of Robert Warshow, an influential writer and a member of the editorial staff at Commentary from 1947 to 1955. Warshow pioneered a form of critical essay,rooted in personal experience, that tried to make sense of American culture and politics. Some of his greatest writings focus on the cultural impact of American Communism, including on Jews. Waiting to be rediscovered, these essays—and in particular his take on “The Legacy of the 30’s” and “The ‘Idealism’ of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg“—are exceptionally useful to us in understanding the true nature of the modern Left.
The feed will go live at 6:30 PM EST.