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"What a perfect time, then, for the reissue of Joshua Muravchik’s superb “Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism.” - Barton Swaim / Wall Street Journal

Joshua Moravchik
Joshua Muravchik

About Joshua Muravchik

Joshua Muravchik has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as “maybe the most cogent and careful of the neoconservative writers on foreign policy.” He has published eleven books and more than four hundred articles on politics, history, and international affairs, appearing in, among others, theNew York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal,USA Today, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times Magazine, Commentary, Current History, the New Republic, and the Weekly Standard.

Joshua Muranchik


Joshua Muravchik

Making David into Goliath

Joshua Muravchik

Liberal Oasis: The Truth About Israel 

Joshua Muravchik

The Imperative of American Leadership:

A Challenge to Neo-Isolationism 

Joshua Muravchik

Heaven on Earth:

The Rise and Fall of Socialism 

Joshua Muravchik

Exporting Democracy: Fulfilling America's Destiny 

Joshua Muravchik

The future of the United Nations: 

Understanding the Past to Chart a War Forward 

Joshua Muravchik

Trailblazers of the Arab Spring: Voice of Democracy in the Middle East

Joshua Muravchik

The Uncertain Crusade: Jimmy Carter and the Dilemmas of Human Rights Policy 

Joshua Muravchik

Covering the Intifada: How the Media Reported on the Palestinian Uprising 

Radio / Podcasts / TV

Joshua Maravchik on Socialism's Resurgence in American Politics / C-SPAN, May 24, 2019

Print News Coverage

Why Won't Socialism Die?

-The Editors, Real Clear Books, May 2019-

"Almost every one saw himself as larger than life, as engaging with the world or with history in a momentous way. These were not people who were out merely to have a career, even a big career. Some were extreme narcissists, for example, Owen and Mussolini..."


“South Africa Stages a Farce at The Hague”

Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2024

“The scene at The Hague is straight out of Hollywood. The government of South Africa, heroic slayer of apartheid, has petitioned the august International Court of Justice to condemn Israel for the crime of genocide. It sounds like high drama, but it’s a farce.”

“Anti-Zionism Is Deadlier Thank Antisemitism”

Wall Street Journal, December 22, 2023

“There is no escaping the reality that the end of Israel could only mean the death of millions of its Jews. The fulfillment of anti-Zionism means nothing less than a second Holocaust.”

“The Iranian Protestors Need to Hear Our Voices “

Wall Street Journal, October 13, 2022

“Iranians are rallying around the slogan “Woman, Life, Freedom.” But their revolution has a second slogan, aimed at those outside Iran: ‘Be Our Voice.’ We ignore it at our shame and peril.”

“International Order Is on the Line in Ukraine”

Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2022

“Until Russia invaded Ukraine, much of the Western elite imagined that we lived in a ‘rules-based world order.’ As Russia’s brutal aggression rudely reminded us, that beautiful aspiration is not reality. Yet there is hope amid the heartbreaking carnage in Ukraine that one nation’s valiant struggle for survival may bring a rules-based world order closer to realization.”

“Not So Jewish; Not for Peace”

Commentary, April 2019

“So what is Jewish Voice for Peace? Contrary to allusions in the press, it is neither liberal nor dovish. Rather it is a collection of mostly Jewish ideologues of the radical left who realize that their lineage affords special leverage in attacking Israel, which is a defining target of contemporary leftism.”

“This is What the End of Democracy Looks Like”

Washington Post, April 19, 2017

"Democracy is a fairly recent invention — a creature of the past two centuries. This is a relatively narrow slice of recorded history, briefer than the Ming or Song dynasties in China or various other dynasties elsewhere that appear as mere blips in historical memory. Maybe this democratic moment is just another phase."

“Fifty Years After the March”

Commentary, September 2013

"On August 28, 1963, a quarter million Americans staged the most important demonstration in our nation’s history. They marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in what is now remembered primarily as the setting for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech. But it was much more than that. The speech was epochal precisely because the event culminated the civil-rights “revolution” that put an end to the dark era of racial segregation and open discrimination."

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