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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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Putin's Priorities

With the economy suffering, the Russian president’s popularity hinges, largely, on his foreign military adventurism and defiant, powerful image. If that leads him to overspend on defense while he ignores fundamental market problems, as it seems to be, he’s asking for his least favorite episode in history to repeat itself.

Pension Meltdown

In Illinois, a state that is no stranger to cronyism, reform remains a Sisyphean task.

Blue For Who?

Even The New York Times is warning its progressive readers that the economy is headed into uncharted—and possibly dangerous—territory if a $15 minimum wage goes through.

The Pension Casino

A new regulation aimed at increasing clarity in state pension budgets has some states and cities issuing bonds to hide how badly off they are.

Pop!

Despite aggressive intervention from Beijing, Chinese markets opened to a broad sell-off, with 1,500 stocks falling by the maximum daily amount of 10 percent.

The UK and the EU

Does France want the UK out of the EU?

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