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Book Review: Islam: The Religion And The People

Islam:  The Religion And The People, by Bernard Lewis and Buntzie Ellis Churchill This book is a somewhat striking and unusual one in that it attempts to present an authoritative and somewhat favorable view of Islam and its adherents to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Islam And The West

Islam And The West, by Bernard Lewis It is rare when one reads a book like this one that contains some genuinely fierce discussion about the issue of research.  To what extent can outsiders speak knowledgeably about groups?  I happen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Music Of A Distant Drum

Music Of A Distant Drum, edited by Bernard Lewis For those who want to gain credibility as experts in a given field, this book is a good example of how to do so.  How does Lewis do it?  Well, he … Continue reading

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Book Review: The End Of Modern History In The Middle East

The End Of Modern History In The Middle East, by Bernard Lewis The author considers himself both conservative and pessimist, at least as far as human development in the Middle East is concerned, and I find that I cannot fault … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crisis Of Islam

The Crisis Of Islam:  Holy War And Unholy Terror, by Bernard Lewis This is precisely the sort of book about Islam that it is vital for Westerners to read, for it is easy for people to take the claims of … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Went Wrong?

What Went Wrong?:  Western Impact And Middle Eastern Response, by Bernard Lewis In this short but powerful book, the author manages to explore a question that is likely on the mind of many people in the Near East, and that … Continue reading

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