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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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Vox vs. Obama

Having already united the Israelis and the Saudis, Obama brings together Vox and Fox.

Bottom Line

Gazprom’s net profits plunged 70 percent last year, and 2015 isn’t shaping up any better.

Land of the Rising Gun

A top official of Japan’s ruling LDP government was in Washington, and he made it clear that under the Abe cabinet’s recent “reinterpretation” of Japan’s officially pacifist post-War constitution, Tokyo will not be pulling any punches.

Hail Shale

American oil production grew more in 2014 than it had in over 100 years, and it’s all thanks to fracking.

Religious Freedom Rifts

The misguided furor over Indiana’s religious liberty bill has created more heat than light. The law’s effects would be very modest and far from “anti-gay.”

Middle East Crisis

The worst case scenario becomes increasingly likely.

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