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notes Joseph Dorman, in 2003, for The New York Times: “Moreover, in the Jewish shtetl portrayed by the Yiddish authors, Howe would find an ideal against which he could measure his dissatisfaction with capitalist America. Impoverished though Eastern European Jews had been, they had lived in a close-knit society, one where each felt a responsibility to his fellow Jew. That society—its politics, its institutions, its culture —reshaped and reincarnated in America, would become the subject of his 1976 masterwork, ''World of Our Fathers,'' a brilliant historical exploration of the socialist Jewish immigrant New York from which he himself had sprung.” Howe founded Dissent in 1954 and was its editor until his death; the magazine continues publication under its current editor, Michael Kazin. For more, go [here] and [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
Courtesy: Dissent magazine