Post Archives from the ‘Islam’ Category



What Went Wrong?

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by
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by Bernard Lewis

When Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi declared Western civilization "superior" to Islamic civilization, the vehemence of the reaction was in direct proportion to his accuracy. Mr. Berlusconi wasn't commenting on the religious validity of Islam, but on the relative successes of Islamic society Continue reading the story "What Went Wrong?"

Semites and Anti-Semites

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by
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by Bernard Lewis

One might think that a 1999 book about the Middle East would be hopelessly overtaken by events. Truly surprising is that a book originally written in 1987 would be so up-to-date. Even then, he noted things that journalists are only now beginning to Continue reading the story "Semites and Anti-Semites"

Fabricating Israeli History: the New Historians

Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by
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by Efraim Karsh

For the last 15 years or so, Post-Zionism has tried to delegitimize Israel's identity as a Jewish state. The politics of Post-Zionism is closely allied with Labor's left-wing and Peace Now. Prior to the current Intifada, they believed that the New Middle East Continue reading the story "Fabricating Israeli History: the New Historians"