Subtitled “The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,” Jon Meacham’s biography reveals the ambition that lay behind a president often seen as ineffectual.
Jennifer SeniorEven in 2015, the eds gave my review of Meacham's bio the following headline: "In ‘Destiny and Power,’ George H.W. Bush Epitomizes a Vanishing G.O.P." We all knew Bush was a dying breed; we just didn't anticipate the continental fire that'd destroy him.
Jennifer SeniorMost of you know this, but in case you don't: @jmeacham's bio of George H.W. Bush is really wonderful.
Jennifer Senior"Nearly one in five believe that most anti-Semitism is a response to the behavior of Jews. Roughly a third say Jews use the Holocaust to advance their own goals." Read @bariweiss on the horrifying pervasiveness of European anti-Semitism
In the Jewish laws that apply to mourning the dead, there is a concept called aninut. It means intense grieving, and according to Halacha it lasts from the moment a mourner has learned of a death until the end of the burial. In that in-between time,...
Jennifer SeniorGorgeous, essential, *profound* reading from @alananewhouse on Pittsburgh, anti-Semitism, and the wretched insufficiency of social media in times of grief—and every other.
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