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Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is a contributing editor of City Journal, where he writes extensively on a range of political, social, and cultural topics. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Last Empire: De Beers, Diamonds, and the World (1995) and Stardust Lost: The Triumph, Tragedy, and Mishugas of the Yiddish Theater in America (2006). He wrote and edited at Time for more than 20 years, during which he was a cinema and theater reviewer and essayist and, for a decade, senior editor of the magazine’s book review section. Before becoming a journalist, Kanfer wrote for the theater and television, contributing material to Victor Borge, Gwen Verdon, and Alan Funt, among others.

The recipient of numerous awards, Kanfer was installed as a Literary Lion at the New York Public Library. He has been a writer in residence at CUNY and a visiting professor at SUNY-Purchase and Wesleyan University. Kanfer has been the only Time writer to win the Penney-Missouri School of Journalism Prize and the Westchester Writers Prize.


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Advocacy Groups
  • Peacenik Warmongers City Journal, Autumn 2005
  • Defending the Indefensible City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The New Blacklist City Journal, Summer 2000


  • Arts and Literature
  • And on the Right, Charles Dickens! City Journal, Winter 1999
  • Good Literature Lives! City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The Americanization of Irving Berlin City Journal, Spring 2002
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, 3 April 2002
  • The Voodoo That He Did So Well City Journal, Winter 2003
  • Now That’s Popular Culture! City Journal, Spring 2003
  • Richard Rodgers: Enigma Variations City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Horatio Alger: The Moral of the Story City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Elementary Con Job City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Isaac Singer’s Promised City City Journal, Summer 1997
  • The Dung Hits the Fan City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • It’s Their Money City Journal, Summer 1999
  • The New Blacklist City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Vaudeville’s Brief, Shining Moment City Journal, Spring 2005
  • A Little Touch of Mozart in New York City Journal, Spring 2001
  • The Use of Dr. Seuss City Journal, Spring 2004
  • The Yiddish Theater’s Triumph City Journal, Spring 2004
  • Christo-mania City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Sondheim vs. Sondheim City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • The Dynamo and the Jeweler City Journal, Autumn 2006
  • The Big Lie, Clothbound City Journal, Winter 2007
  • Love and Glory in East Aurory City Journal, Spring 2007
  • In Living Black-and-White City Journal, Summer 2008
  • Exile in Dogpatch City Journal, Spring 2010
  • Days of Rage Recalled Wall Street Journal, 03-28-09
  • When Words Go Lightly to Screen Wall Street Journal, 06-28-10
  • Going Pogo City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • City Lights City Journal, Autumn 2010
  • Pop Art’s Pop City Journal, Spring 2012
  • Krazy City Journal, Winter 2013
  • Where There’s a Will City Journal, Spring 2013
  • Father of the Wild Things City Journal, Winter 2014


  • Business and Economy
  • The Czarinas of Beauty City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Booms and Busts City Journal, Special Issue 2009


  • Children and Family
  • The Scout Wars City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Why the Scouts Ban Homosexuals City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Compassionate Conservatism
  • Defending the Indefensible City Journal, Autumn 2000


  • Crime
  • Why the Scouts Ban Homosexuals City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Time Bombs City Journal, Autumn 1995
  • Gun Crazy City Journal, Spring 2003
  • Soccer Louts City Journal, Summer 2006


  • Culture and Society
  • A Modest Proposal City Journal, Spring 2001
  • Defending the Indefensible City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Elementary Con Job City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Post Office Stamps Out the 1980s City Journal, Spring 2000
  • The Newest American Credo City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Time Heals All Wounds City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Coke Does Right City Journal, Winter 2000
  • The Scout Wars City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Fox Has Morals? City Journal, Winter 2002
  • Why the Scouts Ban Homosexuals City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The Americanization of Irving Berlin City Journal, Spring 2002
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • The New Blacklist City Journal, Summer 2000
  • America’s Dumbest Intellectual City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Berserkeley! City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • Now That’s Popular Culture! City Journal, Spring 2003
  • Richard Rodgers: Enigma Variations City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Britzophrenia City Journal, Winter 2004
  • The Use of Dr. Seuss City Journal, Spring 2004
  • The Czarinas of Beauty City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Just the Highlights City Journal, Summer 2004
  • Sondheim vs. Sondheim City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Play Balco! City Journal, Winter 2005
  • Vaudeville’s Brief, Shining Moment City Journal, Spring 2005
  • Barbra’s Dictionary City Journal, 3 January 2006
  • The Dynamo and the Jeweler City Journal, Autumn 2006
  • May 1968: 40 Years Later City Journal, Spring 2008
  • In Living Black-and-White City Journal, Summer 2008
  • Richard Pryor: Stand-Up Philosopher City Journal, Spring 2009
  • Exile in Dogpatch City Journal, Spring 2010
  • Going Pogo City Journal, Autumn 2011
  • Father of the Wild Things City Journal, Winter 2014


  • Economic Development
  • The Consolations of History City Journal, Autumn 2001


  • Education
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • Expurgated Exams City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Berserkeley! City Journal, Autumn 2002


  • Ethnicity
  • The Columbian Cartel City Journal, Spring 2005
  • The Yiddish Theater’s Triumph City Journal, Spring 2004
  • France vs. France City Journal, Winter 2006


  • Foreign Affairs
  • Springtime for Schröder and Germany City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • France vs. France City Journal, Winter 2006
  • Jew Tortured, Times Fiddles City Journal, 7 March 2006
  • Soccer Louts City Journal, Summer 2006
  • Warrior Princess City Journal, Autumn 2006
  • The Big Lie, Clothbound City Journal, Winter 2007


  • Ground Zero
  • Poshlost at Ground Zero City Journal, Autumn 2005


  • Higher Education
  • The Dung Hits the Fan City Journal, Autumn 1999
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • Berserkeley! City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • The Columbian Cartel City Journal, Spring 2005


  • History
  • The Post Office Stamps Out the 1980s City Journal, Spring 2000
  • A Little Touch of Mozart in New York City Journal, Spring 2001
  • Isaac Singer’s Promised City City Journal, Summer 1997
  • The Consolations of History City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • The Americanization of Irving Berlin City Journal, Spring 2002
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, 3 April 2002
  • Horatio Alger: The Moral of the Story City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The Czarinas of Beauty City Journal, Summer 2004
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • Love and Glory in East Aurory City Journal, Spring 2007
  • May 1968: 40 Years Later City Journal, Spring 2008
  • Booms and Busts City Journal, Special Issue 2009
  • The Gold Bubble City Journal, Summer 2010


  • Immigration
  • France vs. France City Journal, Winter 2006


  • Islam
  • France vs. France City Journal, Winter 2006
  • Jew Tortured, Times Fiddles City Journal, 7 March 2006


  • Law Enforcement
  • Gun Crazy City Journal, Spring 2003


  • Legal Issues
  • The Scout Wars City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Gun Crazy City Journal, Spring 2003


  • Love and Sex
  • The Scout Wars City Journal, Summer 2001
  • Defending the Indefensible City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • Why the Scouts Ban Homosexuals City Journal, Winter 2002


  • Media
  • Time Heals All Wounds City Journal, Spring 1998
  • Coke Does Right City Journal, Winter 2000
  • Fox Has Morals? City Journal, Winter 2002
  • The New Blacklist City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Time Bombs City Journal, Autumn 1995
  • The Israel-Bashing Media City Journal, 26 April 2002
  • Britzophrenia City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Now That’s Popular Culture! City Journal, Spring 2003
  • See-No-Evil Journalists City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Rather Not City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • Jew Tortured, Times Fiddles City Journal, 7 March 2006


  • New York City
  • Isaac Singer’s Promised City City Journal, Summer 1997
  • The Consolations of History City Journal, Autumn 2001
  • The Yiddish Theater’s Triumph City Journal, Spring 2004
  • Yuck! City Journal, Summer 2004


  • New York State
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • Expurgated Exams City Journal, Summer 2002
  • Yuck! City Journal, Summer 2004


  • NYC Politics
  • Yuck! City Journal, Summer 2004


  • NYS Politics
  • Yuck! City Journal, Summer 2004


  • Obituaries
  • Warrior Princess City Journal, Autumn 2006


  • Philanthropy
  • Horatio Alger: The Moral of the Story City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • It’s Their Money City Journal, Summer 1999


  • Political Correctness
  • Britzophrenia City Journal, Winter 2004
  • Poshlost at Ground Zero City Journal, Autumn 2005
  • The Scout Wars City Journal, Summer 2001
  • The New Blacklist City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Warrior Princess City Journal, Autumn 2006


  • Politics
  • Defending the Indefensible City Journal, Autumn 2000
  • The New Blacklist City Journal, Summer 2000
  • Rather Not City Journal, Autumn 2004
  • What Ails the Dems? City Journal, Summer 2005


  • Race
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002


  • Race and Ethnicity
  • How to Trivialize the Holocaust City Journal, Spring 2002
  • France vs. France City Journal, Winter 2006


  • School Curriculum and Programs
  • Expurgated Exams City Journal, Summer 2002


  • Technology
  • Just the Highlights City Journal, Summer 2004


  • Underclass
  • France vs. France City Journal, Winter 2006


  • Urban Issues
  • The Scout Wars City Journal, Summer 2001


  • War on Terror
  • America’s Dumbest Intellectual City Journal, Summer 2002
  • See-No-Evil Journalists City Journal, Autumn 2003
  • Berserkeley! City Journal, Autumn 2002
  • What Ails the Dems? City Journal, Summer 2005
  • Peacenik Warmongers City Journal, Autumn 2005


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