Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Plot Against America by Philip Roth. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Indignation by Philip Roth. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Sep 15, 2008 — The late-period novels of Philip Roth — arguably, America's greatest living writer — have unflinchingly chronicled the perils of old age. But vibrant youth is at the center of Roth's newest work, making its hard truths all the more resonant — and crushing.
Mar 15, 2008 — Eliot Spitzer had no alternative but to resign as New York governor after it was reported he was involved in soliciting prostitution, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch says. "It's a Greek tragedy," Koch tells Scott Simon.
Sep 4, 2007 — In The Deadliest Lies, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman responds to The Israel Lobby, arguing that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer's work "serves merely as an attractive new package for disseminating a series of familiar but false beliefs" about Jews and Israel.
May 12, 2007 — Nearly 70 years ago, Jewish refugees appealed to the United States for entry in an attempt to escape Nazi Germany. A few Washington officials had a plan to allow the Jews to live in Alaska, but the proposal never passed Congress.
Nov 1, 2005 — "I was incredibly moved by descriptions of deep patriotism and love of this country's ideals," writes NPR.org visitor Adrian of Roth's 2004 novel.
May 23, 2005 — We offer an appreciation of Will Eisner, creator of The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. New York's Museum of Comic Art is opening an Eisner retrospective.
Mar 12, 2005 — When Scott Simon got in the back of Will Grozier's London taxi, the conversation was so lively that Simon still turns to him for reading suggestions. Grozier offers a list of what he's been reading lately.