Fouad Ajami

The late historian’s memoir, an unstinting portrait of the unhappy collision of tradition and modernity in Lebanon in the years following World War II, is one of the best of our time.

Aug. 22 2022 12:01AM

They got things wrong, and failed to learn from their mistakes.

March 25 2022 12:01AM

Good fortune may be the best explanation for why the country has survived so many troubles.

Dec. 13 2021 12:01AM

Fouad Ajami’s last book.

Nov. 4 2020 12:01AM

After two decades, Fouad Ajami’s words ring true.

July 26 2018 12:01AM

It’s no better in English than in Arabic.

Clifford May
July 31 2017 12:01AM

The Lebanese-born scholar knew more about the Jewish state than any Arab intellectual of his generation.

Jan. 8 2015 12:01AM

Nobody could match him as an interpreter of the Arab Middle East—or as a deft and witty scourge of his academic opponents.

June 26 2014 5:40PM

On a barren piece of land, the Zionists built a flourishing modern state. The Arabs could have learned from this experiment, but they drew back in horror. (2008.)

Fouad Ajami
June 24 2014 12:01AM