Bernard Lewis Revisited
What if Islam isn't an obstacle to democracy in the Middle
East but the secret to achieving it?
By Michael Hirsh in Washington Monthly, November 2004
America's misreading of the Arab worldand our current misadventure in Iraqmay
Thesiger and the Authentic Arabian Periphery
DENNIS L.M. LEWIS
The transition of the United Arab Emirates from traditional communities to an urbanized,
multicultural, globalized and post-traditional society has aroused the concern of many
Anthony Powell's Century
Britain's novelist of manners turns 100.
by Christopher Caldwell
12/26/2005, Volume 011, Issue 15
ON APRIL 29, 1951, Kingsley Amis complained in a note to Philip Larkin about a slew
of mediocre new novels he ha
Book Review of Robert Wrights Evolution of God.
(2009) Little, Brown and Company.ISBN0316734918
Heres my review of Robert Wrights "The Evolution of
I found the book to be quite stimulating; even though
I don't necessarily agree with Wright
The Beloved Old Windbag
Lately, much to my surprise, Ive found myself reading Henry James again. Im
now steadily making my way through Portrait of a Lady. Ive even caught myself
reserving large chunks of my next holiday for an assault on the hefty tomes
Review of Teju Coles Open City. (2011). New York: Faber and Faber. 12.99
Heres a review of a novel that I recently read which I believe many of your
magazines readers will love.
The novel Open City is a remarkable and very poetic novel by a very
Book Review of John Lanchesters Whoops! Why Everyone Owes
Everyone and No One Can Pay. (2010) London: Penguin
And Michael Lewiss Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World.
(2011) New York: Norton
In 2008, Britains Queen Elizabeth II attended a briefing at
All the privileged must have
TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION
10 July 2008
The banality and sense of entitlement of rich students at Harvard
left John H. Summers feeling his teaching had been degraded to
little more than a service to prepare clients for moni
The Only Subject that You Have: Power, Desire, and the
Mere Mortal Self in W.H. Audens The Sea and the Mirror
In essence, the poet has one theme: his live body.
George Seferis, A Poets Journal
this is the first time indeed that you have met the o