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Commentary is America's premier monthly magazine of opinion: General, yet Jewish. Highly variegated, with a unifying perspective.

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    • 4.7, 23 Ratings

Commentary is America's premier monthly magazine of opinion: General, yet Jewish. Highly variegated, with a unifying perspective.

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4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Plattman1964 ,

The Hundred Acre Wood Conservative Podcast

Despite living in the UK I have become a real fan of Commentary- notwithstanding the absence of much recognition in the podcast that Western Europe exists. For a Conservative it gives a softer and more realistic edge to US politics than something like Ricochet. There is even a comedic Pooh Bear element to it all. John Podhoretz is clearly Owl. Sagacious, charismatic and garrulous he gets so worked up that I worry he will break into a klezmer song half way through. Noah Rothman is Tigger, bouncing around with huge self belief and an apparent edginess gleaned from MSNBC. Abe Greenwald is Eeyore, whose curmudgeonly conservatism is actually quite appealing. If he called leftist progressives “b*******”, somehow I wouldn’t be at all surprised. Christine Rosen is Kanga, who is lovely but doesn’t seem to have a main part (and should). Anyway, the mix works, and it is strange how the absence of one contributor diminishes the whole. Highly recommended.

SexyJosem ,

Great Podcast

This is an outstanding podcast; great insight, deeply thoughtful and always intelligent. There is, however, one thing that it could benefit from: More of Jonah Goldberg. That guy is the best. Goldberg is smart, Goldberg is funny, and the way that he talks about his dogs is the best.

Often, I listen to the Commentary Podcast (because I have subscribed to it, and it arrives on my phone every few days) and think of how it would deserve 6 stars if only Goldberg was on it.

However, without Goldberg, it is only a 5 star podcast. Also, J-Pod and Noah and Abe, and their new kid, is great too.

TreyRoque ,

Expect the worst

Intelligent and informed only where Podhoretz harangues his subordinates.

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