Opinion Encountering Jew-hatred, American-style

In the late Neil Simon's wildly successful 'Brighton Beach Memoirs,' the Jews escape the Nazis to find shelter in the U.S. In 'Biloxi Blues', the anti-Semites are part of America itself – which is why, in an age of Richard Spencer, Charlottesville, Trump, Q-Anon and 4Chan, it is so bracingly current

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In the spring of 1983, Neil Simon’s comedy "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opened on Broadway. It promised a daring new chapter in the wildly successful, relentlessly humorous playwright’s career.