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Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin, whose novels include Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War and Freddy and Fredericka, is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute who writes the regular "Parthian Shot" column for the Claremont Review of Books.

 

Helprin's writing has appeared in The New Yorker for two decades. He has written on politics and aesthetics for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Criterion, National Review, The American Heritage, The Wall Street Journal (of which he is a contributing editor), The New York Times, and many other publications here and abroad.

Raised on the Hudson and in the British West Indies, Helprin holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford. He served in the British Merchant Navy, the Israeli infantry, and the Israeli Air Force.

A Fellow of the American Academy in Rome and a former Guggenheim Fellow, Helprin has been awarded the National Jewish Book Award and the Prix de Rome.

His website is http://www.markhelprin.com.

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Articles found on this site:
By: Mark Helprin
Posted: December 14, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4, Fall 2013

In February 1945, when President Franklin Roosevelt received Ibn Saud on the deck of the USS Quincy, the king was a supplicant.

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America's Collapse in the Middle East
By: Mark Helprin
Posted: December 2, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 4 - Fall 2013

In February 1945, when President Franklin Roosevelt received Ibn Saud on the deck of the USS Quincy, the king was a supplicant.

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Israel Lets Down Its Guard
By: Mark Helprin
Posted: August 7, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 3 - Summer 2013

 Israel is able to destroy the Iranian nuclear weapons program

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Lessons of Benghazi
By: Mark Helprin
Posted: May 24, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 2 - Spring 2013

Do Americans understand that war and death abhor a vacuum of strength

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Against the Virtual Life
By: Joseph Epstein
Posted: August 17, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. IX, Number 3 - Summer 2009
A review of Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto