Europe/Americas update: May 22 2018

IN MEMORIAM Over the past few days, both hardline anti-communist historian and neoconservative icon Richard Pipes, 94, and Middle East historian and neoconservative icon Bernard Lewis, 101, passed away. They say it’s wrong to speak ill of the dead, so…let’s move on. EUROPE RUSSIA Yekaterinburg Mayor Yevgeny Roizman resigned on Tuesday to protest the end of mayoral… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: May 22 2018

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I’ve told this story before, but please bear with me. Bernard Lewis has long been one of the most celebrated scholars of all things Middle East (he’s literally been called the “doyen of Middle East studies” by a NYT reviewer who apparently meant it sincerely), but he’s got a problematic record. His career has included… Continue reading Use your imagination