Adam Shatz

Adam Shatz is literary editor of The Nation. He has worked at the New York Times Book Review, Lingua Franca and The New Yorker. He edited Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing About Zionism and Israel.

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The Thernstroms in Black and White

That's our dear friend Clarence, whom we adore," Abigail Thernstrom
said, proudly showing me the framed photograph of Supreme Court Justice
Clarence Thomas that hangs above the fireplace in the office she shares
with her husband, Harvard University historian Stephan Thernstrom. She
added mischievously: "It's there to make reporters faint." Abigail
Thernstrom, a fellow at the right-wing Manhattan Institute and one of
America's most influential conservative intellectuals, had been talking
to a lot of reporters that week, frantically "doing press" for another