Category Archives: FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Has Western Public Opinion Lost All Concern for the Destiny of the Middle East–and the Plight of Its People?

A change of mood in public opinion within Western countries, in regards to the predicament of the Middle East, seem to have taken place as of lately. To some extent, Westerners appear to have run out of empathy towards Muslims

Has Western Public Opinion Lost All Concern for the Destiny of the Middle East–and the Plight of Its People?

A change of mood in public opinion within Western countries, in regards to the predicament of the Middle East, seem to have taken place as of lately. To some extent, Westerners appear to have run out of empathy towards Muslims

Harvest of Death

“War is always a harvest of death,” wrote WWII veteran J. Glenn Gray in his superb The Warriors. Reflections of Men in Battle. And what a somber harvest of death radical Jihadists (first Al-Qaeda, now Isis) have gathered over the

Harvest of Death

“War is always a harvest of death,” wrote WWII veteran J. Glenn Gray in his superb The Warriors. Reflections of Men in Battle. And what a somber harvest of death radical Jihadists (first Al-Qaeda, now Isis) have gathered over the

Pitfalls of the “West versus Islam” Rhetoric

Not long ago—I mean just ten or twelve years ago, right after 9/11—it was commonplace to speak of the “West versus the East” divide. The divide had an old pedigree, as historian Anthony Pagden forcefully postulated in his magisterial “Worlds

Pitfalls of the “West versus Islam” Rhetoric

Not long ago—I mean just ten or twelve years ago, right after 9/11—it was commonplace to speak of the “West versus the East” divide. The divide had an old pedigree, as historian Anthony Pagden forcefully postulated in his magisterial “Worlds