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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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Asia's Game of Thrones

The pushback against China’s territorial aggression is as strong as it’s ever been, but China isn’t showing any signs that it’s going to back down. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Global Glut

Iraq is preparing to boost oil production to record levels, contributing to an already oversupplied global market.

Green Dreams

Only 37 of 196 UN member states have submitted required national plans for tackling climate change. What does this say about the global movement?

The Higher Ed Bubble

It’s not just aggravating waste—it’s one of the roots of the whole higher ed bubble.

Asia's Game of Thrones

The U.S.-backed anti-China coalition is looking more and more serious as Japan is joins annual Australia-U.S. military drills and inks new defense deals with Malaysia.

The Sunnis vs Assad

The U.S. considers maybe bombing Assad—just as his fate may be sealed anyway.

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