Liberalism and American Jews

"Liberalism and American Jews," Commentary, October 1988.


How long this condition of “cognitive dissonance” will continue, and where it will end, is not now foreseeable. Everything will depend on how the Western democracies themselves adapt to this new situation. What is certain, however, is that American Jews, even as they feel more and more “at home” in America (as they do), are going to find themselves among a much larger population of liberal Americans: the ideologically uprooted and dispossessed.

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