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Jeffrey Herf
History and Accuracy
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.

Scholarship vs. Politics
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.

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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.

In Their Own Words
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Why They Fight: Hamas’ Too-Little-Known Fascist Charter

As the Gaza conflict rolls on, the Western press has virtually ignored Hamas’s 1988 “Covenant,” which precisely details the terror group’s radical anti-Semitism and intellectual debt to Nazi ideology.

Ideological Exceptionalism
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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.

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Making Amends

A top green explains why his anti-GMO position was wrong. More of this, please.

U.S.-Japan Bilateral Defense Guidelines

There were no huge surprises in the announced bilateral defense guidelines, which is not to say that they aren’t significant. But they still need to be ratified by the Japanese parliament—and accepted by a reluctant Japanese public.

Crude Economics

Cheap oil is hurting the Gulf’s petrostates. Can the Saudis win their game of chicken against U.S. shale?

Disaster Diplomacy

The Nepalese earthquake is not only a humanitarian disaster, but also a strategic opportunity for Nepal’s neighbors to vie for influence in a hotly contested region.

War in Yemen

The Sunni rebels look stronger as the truce falters.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Some EU leaders are talking openly about contingency plans for a Greek default. Meanwhile, ordinary Greeks give their government a clear demand: stay in the Eurozone.

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