About Abe Greenwald

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

The Big Stuff, The Small Stuff, and John McCain

By January 4, 2008

I’ll try not to begin my endorsement of Senator John McCain with the hero’s epic that seems to physically trail the man wherever he goes. It’s become such a commonplace that to contribute another McCain hagiography spotted with "brave," "proud," … Read More

The Chinese Morning Edition

By December 27, 2007

The Sierra Leone political activist Zainab Bangura recently said, “People say China is a sleeping giant, but it’s wide awake. It’s the elephant creeping up behind us. Only, it’s so big we can scarcely see it moving.” That the editorial … Read More

Should We Care That Global Warming Stopped?

By December 24, 2007

The right wing, imperialist-sympathizing, Texas oil-funded, British political magazine, The New Statesman, has just published a piece on global warming in which the author, David Whitehouse, states: For the past decade the world has not warmed. Global warming has stopped. … Read More

The Actual “Person of the Year”

By December 20, 2007

Time magazine ranked General Petraeus fourth runner up for the publication’s 2007 “Person of The Year”. Given the General’s clear insight into media politics, one suspects he was probably surprised to find out he was being considered at all. Given … Read More

Shaha Riza’s Clean -That’ll Be $500,000

By December 18, 2007

Shaha Riza, the career-long proponent of Middle-East democracy, has been cleared of the nonsensical charge brought against her at the height of the loathsome World Bank power play that so delighted everyone this year. (That is, delighted everyone except the … Read More

War and Joysticks

By December 14, 2007

For a month or so, a poster-sized advertisement emblazoned with the message “Make Games Not War” and bearing a cartoon hand forming a peace sign was pasted on walls of New York City subway stations. The ad, for the 2007 … Read More

Billy G.I. Joel

By December 11, 2007

Billy Joel’s oeuvre seems more like a collection of songs from a musical about rock music than the career-long output of an actual rock artist. Or maybe like the earnest attempts by a squarish prodigy named Billy Joel to imitate … Read More

Toothless Canada Borrows Crescent Fangs

By December 7, 2007

Writer Mark Steyn, and the Canadian journal Maclean’s are poised to go up against a tag team made in multicultural heaven: Canada’s federal, Ontario and British Columbia human rights commissions, and the Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC). The CIC was outraged … Read More