Commentary After Half a Century

Commentary After Half a Century

The year 1995 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the dropping of the atom bomb on Japan, and the creation of the United Nations. The founding of Commentary in the same year hardly ranked with these momentous events, but the anniversary did not pass unnoticed in the pages of the journal itself. A special anniversary issue appeared in November 1995, devoted almost entirely to a symposium entitled “The National Prospect.” No fewer than seventy-two writers contributed. Only one, Nathan Glazer, then an assistant editor and now a Harvard professor, had been part of Commentary’s inaugural issue.

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