FATHER Charles Edward Coughlin, the infamous radio priest of Detroit, in 1939 called for the creation of a Christian Front against “Judeo-Bolshevism.” Acolytes like John Cassidy in New York and Francis Moran in Boston led a holy war against Communists and Jews to resist what they perceived as an effort to Sovietize America.
HOW are the Jews faring in the land of the mullahs? JEWS OF IRAN is a photographic chronicle of what life is like for the 20,000 Jews of the Islamic republic (down from 100,000 before the 1979 revolution). The pictures were made by Hassan Sarbakhshian, a Muslim photographer who worked for the Associated Press until his credentials were revoked by the government who accused him of being sponsored by Israel.
THE MODERN PHILOSOPHY OF SONG is Bob Dylan’s latest book since writing Chronicles, Volume One in 2004 and winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016. And it’s a keeper. He reviews more than 60 popular songs of our era, giving us insight and essence of each one.