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Also, Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter, the first couple of neoconservative theory; Walter Reich, a former director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; Arye Genger, a New York businessman who served as a liaison between former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the Bush administration; ...

Nicholas von Hoffman, who has died at the age of 88, streaked across the journalistic sky in the 1970s: an irradiant comet. From the pages of The Washington Post, he shined in a way that no journalist had done on any paper since H.L. Mencken in The Baltimore Sun in the early part of the 20th century.
The smartest thing that John Podhoretz ever did was to be born to conservative journalist superstars Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter—both writers and editors at Commentary, the magazine that the younger Podhoretz now edits. Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron was the daughter of Henry and ...
... Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood—and What That Means for the Rest of Us · “Your Smartphone Reduces Your Brainpower, Even If It's Just Sitting There” (Rob Meyer); “A Letter to the Young (And Their Parents)” (Midge Decter, ...
Kazin had been unable to attend the symposium itself but, never one to miss a party, popped into the reception being thrown by Commentary's editor-in-chief Norman Podhoretz and his wife, the writer and editor Midge Decter, one of the power couples of the Upper West Side intelligentsia – the junior ...
This is shocking in that Podhoretz was a full-fledged supporter of Reagan and both Bushes, and Podhoretz's wife, Midge Decter, wrote a book about former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld so panegyric that it became the subject of almost instant ridicule. It is fascinating that Podhoretz's stance towards ...
The Podhoretzes had as upstairs neighbors the interesting family of the literary psychoanalyst Leslie Farber. Midge Decter, Norman's wife, was the physician's publisher and in due course, I was invited to a party at the Podhoretz West Side apartment to celebrate Dr. Farber's new book. I had of course sent ...
These days, Mr. Podhoretz rarely leaves his Upper East Side apartment; at home with his wife of 60 years, the writer Midge Decter, he gets around using a walker because of spinal stenosis. The high-end stereo that dominates the living room has gone idle since the death of their daughter Rachel Abrams in ...
Norman Podhoretz the long-time editor of Commentary magazine, now retired, is no longer an Inadvertent Conservative for Hillary (ICH). He is voting for Donald Trump for president. The prospect of Hillary Clinton in the White House is too grisly for Norman. Probably his wife, Midge Decter, the gifted ...
A case in point is that of Mrs. Norman Podhoretz, also known as Midge Decter (like Martha Ivers, whisper her name). In September of last year, Decter published a piece called “The Boys on the Beach” in her husband's magazine, Commentary. It is well worth examining in some detail because she has ...


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