About Abe Greenwald

Abe has written fiction and non-fiction, and also blogs at Commentary Magazine.

School Massacre in Finland: Bowling For Tuusula?

By November 8, 2007

Michael Moore opens his 2002 film Bowling For Columbine with this little voiceover: It was the morning of April 20th, 1999. And it was pretty much like any other morning in America. The farmer did his chores, the milkman made … Read More

The Best Kept Secret: Civil Progress In Afghanistan

By November 7, 2007

“This was supposed to be the good war,” goes the current liberal meme on Afghanistan. The implication being that Iraq was catastrophic from the get go, but now American hubris has turned the righteous battle in Afghanistan sour as well. … Read More

Jewish IQ: Are Jews Allowed To Be Smart?

By November 2, 2007

Yesterday, Slate posted a piece by William Saletan about the implication of Jewish genes and what the recognition of a Jewish race means to Jewish culture. Saletan begins thusly: Are Jews a race? Is Jewish intelligence genetic? If these notions … Read More

Blackwater Guards Granted Immunity

By October 30, 2007

At first blush this looks like a massive blunder. In The New York Times: State Department investigators offered Blackwater USA security guards immunity during an inquiry into last month’s deadly shooting of 17 Iraqis in Baghdad — a potentially serious … Read More

Musharraf – The Devil You Know

Musharraf – The Devil You Know
By October 11, 2007

Of all the tenuous alliances in the post-9/11 universe there are perhaps none so fragile as those of Gen. Pervez Musharraf’s with . . .well, any number of things: his own country, Washington, radical Islam, military dictatorship. Take your pick. … Read More

The Clinton-Berger Reunion

By October 9, 2007

I have to thank the good people of Alfred A. Knopf for my biggest surprise chuckle in recent memory. I was walking into my local Barnes & Noble yesterday when something leaped out at me from the new non-fiction table. … Read More

Porno for Jewish Pyros

By October 5, 2007

When I turned 10, my brother's friend gave me a crate-full of filthy porno mags. I was more inclined to think of them as an offering from God to me, Abraham, and so I accepted them with humble gratitude.

Burma’s 20 Jews

By October 5, 2007

Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue, Rangoon A few years back I received a group email that linked to a chart listing the number of Jews in every nation in the world. The two figures that most blew my mind were those representing … Read More