A critic of the field reflects on the criticisms leveled in 1979.
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.
The passing of Bernard Lewis.
In 1949, Bernard Lewis had to change his travel plans.
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.
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.
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.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.