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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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Cold War II?

Is NATO getting more serious about addressing the return of geopolitics?

Fracking Smarter

New rigs are helping shale producers stay profitable even as prices languish.

2016 And Beyond

The Democrats’ thin presidential bench obscures the fact that Democratic Congressional races are thickening. As these races start to get more coverage, the divisions within the Party will become more and more apparent.

The Great Fall of China

After a weekend that saw close to 200 people locked up for “irresponsible” reporting and rumor-mongering, one of China’s top hedge fund managers has been detained and hasn’t been heard from since yesterday.

Limping to Paris

We’re less than 10 days of meetings away from the Paris summit, and the draft text remains bloated and unwieldy.

What Pivot?

According to Australian sources, Beijing will have fully fortified its fake islands by 2017.

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