This week: Now online from the Soviet Issue, Rotem Rozental discusses the post-Soviet realist paintings of Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi. Plus, a short story from the early 20th century Yiddish writer Wolf Wieviorka, translated by Sarah Biskowitz.
From the newsletter, Peter Beinart explains how Germany has used the legacy of the Holocaust to justify cracking down on Palestine activism, and Elisheva Goldberg reports on how Knesset infighting has briefly exposed the dual legal system of the occupied territories. And in the latest episode of our staff podcast, On the Nose, David Klion speaks with history podcaster Mike Duncan, the creator of Revolutions, about why no revolution seems to be forthcoming in the present-day United States.
“Scowling, he grumbled to himself: It’s no wonder the rich view artists as their pawns, and art as their plaything . . . No one makes real art anymore!”
In the latest episode of On the Nose, David Klion speaks with Revolutions podcaster Mike Duncan about what it would take to see a real revolution in the present-day United States.