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Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt & Norman Mailer

Norman Podhoretz

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In this Encore Booknotes from 1999, Norman Podhoretz discusses his book "Ex-Friends" with host Brian Lamb. During the ‘50s and ‘60s, Mr. Podhoretz was part of "The Family," a group of liberal New York intellectuals of which Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Lionel and Diana Trilling, Norman Mailer and Lillian Hellman were counted as members. In the book, Mr. Podhoretz recounts how and why he left "The Family" and his evolution from advocate of radical politics to conservative. Jack Kerouac will be featured on American Writers II, Sunday, June 9th at 3pm ET.

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Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz is a senior fellow with the Hudson Institute where he studies, writes and speaks on social, cultural and international issues. Mr. Pohoretz also serves as editor-at-large of Commentary. He is the author of  several books, including "My Love Affair with America: The Cautionary Tale of a Cheerful Conservative,"  and "Breaking Ranks: A Political Memoir."


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Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt & Norman Mailer

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  • Saturday, May 22nd at 6pm (ET)
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