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Radical Islam, Euphemisms, and the Labor of Selective Tradition

By refusing to talk about Islamism, President Obama is ceding the terms of debate to the likes of Trump.

Election 2016
Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

The short answer is “no,” but there’s plenty of room for discomfort.

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Germany’s Choice: Easy or Hard Asylum Integration

Germans must insist that Syrian refugees to their country accept Germany’s support of Israel, as well as the country’s hard-won reckoning with its Nazi past.

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.

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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.

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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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What a Mess

We are shocked—shocked!—that a system of ill-thought out mandates has produced such brazen chicanery.

China's New Chapter

Beijing’s efforts to keep manufacturing competitive and support consumption have been working at cross purposes to each other.

narrative control

The wrong way to answer a demagogue.

Israel's African Allies

Bibi is playing chess and Abbas is playing checkers: bold moves are securing new partners for Israel in Africa, even as the Palestinians try to counter them.

The Shale Rebound

Analysts expect America’s large “fracklog” of drilled but not completed shale wells could all but evaporate in coming months.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

There are, in fact, some effective ways to limit the power of public transportation unions.

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