Tel Aviv Review

Can Constitutions Save Us?

All societies are divided, and constitutions are supposed to set the rules for a peaceful life. In her book co-authored with Asli Bali, “Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy,” Hanna Lerner explains that Israel isn’t the only country with a thorny constitutional complex.

The Name Is Arendt. Hannah Arendt

Ken Krimstein, an illustrator and graphic novelist, discusses his new book “The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth.”

Getting Better All the Time?

Michael A. Cohen and Micah Zenko have a radical proposal: The world is getting better, not worse. Their book “Clear and Present Safety” looks beyond sensational and short-term political trends and finds that all global indicators have improved – as a result, Americans need not live in perpetual fear.

Cause or Effect? The Media’s Role in Democratic Decline

Having experienced virtually the most devastating crisis in its history, what can the media do to safeguard democracy, in an increasingly hostile environment? Susan Glasser, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, analyzes the challenges of the American media in the age of Trump.

The Way We Were: Biography of the 1948 Generation

Prof. Hanna Yablonka, a historian at Ben-Gurion University, discusses her book “Children By The Book: Biography of a Generation,” painting a collective portrait of a unique generation of Israelis who were born together with the state.

A History of the Jews in 23 Million Objects

Stephanie Halpern and Leo Greenbaum of the YIVO archives take us on a stroll through decades of Jewish history via historical documents and paraphernalia that have made the institute the primary guardian of Jewish macro and micro history.

Can Anyone Own Kafka?

Israel claims it owns his papers, but so does a German archive and an old lady on Spinoza Street in Tel Aviv. Nothing is more Kafka-esque than the story of his papers, chronicled in Benjamin Balint’s “Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy”.

Tel Aviv Review Live in New York: Michael Walzer on the Problem of the Left

Michael Walzer, political philosopher of international renown and Professor Emeritus of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, joins the Tel Aviv Review on the premises of YIVO for a discussion on his latest book, “A Foreign Policy for the Left.”

Islam, on the Verge of Reformation

Mustafa Akyol believes that it is high time for Islam to undergo liberalizing reforms and he knows just the person to do it: Mustafa Akyol. In two books along with regular New York Times columns, Akyol articulates an emerging school of liberal Islamic thought and practice.

Liberalism Is Dead. Long Live Liberalism

Mark Lilla, Professor of Humanities at Columbia University, discusses his book, “The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics,” offering insights into the past failures of progressive politics and how the liberal left can reinvent itself.