The Parlor Terrorists

Glazer, Nathan. "The Parlor Terrorists." Commentary, January, 1947.

Excerpt: If some of my best friends are right, and the big thing right now is to show that the Jew is as common a common man as the next, Arthur Koestler’s Thieves in the Night is the finest thing that has happened to the Jews since Benny Leonard. First of all, like all good public relations, it graciously meets its audience halfway. Jewish traits, Koestler admits, are as unpleasant as they are said to be: Western Jews—that is, the Jews all around us—are greasy and pushy and noisy and argumentative and just too clever…