In search of a new world order Review

“A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order,” by Richard Haas. New York: Penguin Press, 2017. 307 pages. $28. Academics with one foot in the real world generally seem more knowledgeable, more convincing than their strictly ivory tower counterparts. Maybe it’s because they’ve been forced to get their ideas… Read More

Exhaustive volume traces Chabad Rebbe’s early years Review

“Early Years: The Formative Years of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson” by Boruch Oberlander and Elkanah Shmotkin. New York: Kehot Publication Society, 2017. 550 pages. $42. It is a story told in frayed telegrams and creased photographs, in faded script on yellowing notebook pages, in postmarked envelopes and stamped passports. It is the story… Read More

100-year-old Henry Morgenthau III waxes poetic

BALTIMORE — Reading to a crowd numbering nearly as many as his 100 years at the University of Baltimore Student Center Monday night, Henry Morgenthau III clearly has taken to his new vocation of poetry swiftly, recently and with great success. Then suddenly on a Sunday,/ talking recklessly while eating brunch,/ a gristly piece of… Read More