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Jeffrey Herf
Iran's Intentions
In Defense of Pessimism

A lesson from German history for our dealings with Iran today: take the ideas of others seriously.

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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Higher Education Watch

A new site is creating rankings of elite U.S. colleges based on the political diversity of their faculty members.

Europe & the Refugee Crisis

The money is real—but the other promises are open to question.

Still Boondogglin'

The EPA found the sour spot this week when it unveiled new biofuel targets, drawing the ire of virtually every involved stakeholder.

Puerto Rico Blues

Puerto Rico managed to avoid complete default because of the creativity of its politicians and bankers, not because it suddenly discovered some extra cash or figured out how to balance its spreadsheets.

Guns in America

Gun control and tough-on-crime policy are two sides of the same coin. Both require a stronger police presence, and both have racially disparate outcomes.

We've Reached the Summit

While negotiators fruitlessly work towards a spineless deal, Bill Gates offers a more compelling approach to tackling climate change.

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