Semites, anti-Semites, and Bernard Lewis.
They got things wrong, and failed to learn from their mistakes.
With 100,000 photos of 61,022 tombstones.
The great scholar chose his words carefully.
Through the eyes of three of his students.
Professional study of Middle East history now belongs to incompetents and political agitators.
Bernard Lewis and Bialik.
In 1949, Bernard Lewis had to change his travel plans.
To Edward Said, the answer was a thunderous no. Bernard Lewis’s life and career, including his steadfast support of Israel, definitively demonstrate otherwise.
One may wonder why we bother to have Middle East experts at all, since their record is hardly better than that of the Sovietologists. Bernard Lewis is an exception.