Richard Landes, a historian living in Jerusalem, is chair of SPME's Council of Scholars. He is the author of Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience and is currently writing They’re so Smart cause We’re so Stupid: A Medievalist Guide to the 21st Century. He blogs at the Augean Stables. His Twitter feed is @richard_landes.
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Phyllis Chesler, At War With the ‘Faux Feminists’ of the Left

Why do so many so-called progressives cry out against Zionism while accepting so much violence against women elsewhere int he Middle East?

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Europe’s Destructive Holocaust Shame

How the narrative of Israel as the new Nazis and Palestinians as the new Jews helps Western Europe avoid its culpability in World War II

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Triumphalist Religiosity: The Unanticipated Problem of the 21st Century

Why the key to the great civilizational clash of our time is understanding faithful people of all religions who must dominate non-believers to uphold their own truth

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In an Age of Terror, How Thinking Right Can Save the Left

What’s needed is more tribalism, not less

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Why the Arab World Is Lost in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep It There

By ignoring the honor-shame dynamic in Arab political culture, is the West keeping itself from making headway toward peace?

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Terrorist Chic in France, From the Jeu de Paume Exhibit to Al Durah to Muhammed Merah

A controversial new exhibit celebrates mass murderers and raises war propaganda to the level of high art

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Redesigning the Peace Process

Ignoring cultural difference and overestimating politics has left us without a resolution. We can do better.

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Final Battle

Muslim apocalyptic movements like al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other jihadi groups are winning an information war that the West barely recognizes exists

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