In Defense of Pessimism
A lesson from German history for our dealings with Iran today: take the ideas of others seriously.
One Standard, Not Two, for Christianity and Islam
The President spoke the truth recently when he said “terrible deeds” have been committed in the name of Christianity. We should be equally frank in saying that terrible deeds are now being committed in the name of Islam.
Historians Reject Anti-Israel Resolutions
The American Historical Association rejected a pair of anti-Israel resolutions earlier this month. Perhaps the most important fact about that incident: they rejected them as historians.
A Pro-Hamas Left Emerges
In the pursuit of political goals and an anti-Israel message, Historians Against the War has abandoned the standards of its profession and adopted a stance that objectively supports Hamas’s war aims.
Taking Iran’s Anti-Semitism Seriously
When U.S. policymakers focus on Iran, they tend to look at technical issues—its military capabilities, its economy, its nuclear ambitions. But they seldom pay enough attention to its ideological beliefs.
The Totalitarian Present
As with fascism and communism before, we’re underrating ideology and “split modernity” in confronting our enemies.