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Bernard Lewis

In 1949, Bernard Lewis had to change his travel plans.

Feb. 2 2017 12:01AM

Bernard Lewis is the rare Western intellectual who doesn’t view non-Western peoples as too inept to make their own mistakes, let alone pay for them.

June 20 2016 12:01AM

Bernard Lewis’s vast erudition, combined with his rare ability to let the past speak through him, enables him to grasp the present in all its depth.

June 16 2016 12:01AM

To Edward Said, the answer was a thunderous no. Bernard Lewis’s life and career, including his steadfast support of Israel, definitively demonstrate otherwise.

June 14 2016 12:01AM

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.

June 8 2016 12:01AM

Forty years ago, nobody foresaw the rise of radical Islam—except for the preeminent historian who both predicted and explained it, and much else besides. 

June 1 2016 12:01AM