Fifty years ago, the New York Review of Books savaged Making It, the 1967 memoir by Norman Podhoretz–and now, amazingly, the New York Review’s book imprint is bringing out a new edition.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Podhoretz explains what his half-century-old book has to say to readers now, whether he was surprised by the offer to republish it, and how he became a neoconservative. He also discusses Commentary magazine, which he edited for many years, and reveals what he thinks of the performance of its current editor: his son, John Podhoretz.

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  1. Profile photo of JR Bohl Member

    Great men aren’t always (perhaps are rarely) GOOD men. I get the feeling from this brief chat that Mr. Podhoretz is both. I am certain I would enjoy meeting him. Thanks.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 5:56 am
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  2. Profile photo of BD1 Member

    “Making It” out of a Norman Mailer party without being stabbed.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:14 am
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