Political Theorist Benjamin Barber Dies at 77
Barber's prescient book 'Jihad vs. McWorld' put into perspective some of the forces that led to the attacks of 9/11
· April 26, 2017
Socialism and Tsuris in Miami
During Wednesday's democratic debate, presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders was given the chance to explain his version of socialism, but he missed the mark
· March 10, 2016
1989 and the Jews
Eastern Bloc liberalism changed the Former Soviet Union and now Ukraine. Will the Velvet Revolution end there?
· December 29, 2014
“Jewish State” Bill Delayed Until Next Week
A cabinet sponsored bill reinforces the Jewishness of the state
· November 25, 2014
Meet the French Philosopher’s Son Manning the Intellectual Barricades in Kiev
Raphael Glucksmann should be with his family in Paris, but he’s too busy defending the nascent liberal democracy in Ukraine
· May 29, 2014
How Osama Bin Laden Outsmarted the U.S. and Got What He Wanted
The point of Sept. 11 wasn’t to terrorize the West. It was to get the U.S. out of the Muslim world—and it worked.
· January 22, 2014
As Pro-European Protests Seize Ukraine, Jewish Oligarch Victor Pinchuk Is a Bridge to the West
The steel magnate—son-in-law of the former president and once a symbol of post-Soviet nepotism—now advocates for the rule of law
· December 13, 2013
In Cairo, a Political Choice Becomes a Test of Character for Egypt’s New Military Leader
Gen. Sisi holds de facto power but with elections looming must now decide whether to legitimize his rule with a presidential run
· November 21, 2013
Will Egypt Save Itself From Total Collapse by Going to War With Israel?
Agents of Influence
: With the nation divided, in turmoil, and lacking hope for peaceful prosperity, a Middle East neighbor has reason to fear
· July 3, 2013
My Son’s First Election
My 7-year-old told me to vote for the party that ‘gives the most peace,’ but there were none on offer in Israel’s election
· January 23, 2013
Better a Pharaoh or a Tempest?
They say democracies make good neighbors. For Israel these days, it doesn’t seem so straightforward.
· December 13, 2012
An Egyptian Democrat Gives Up
The first free presidential election in Egypt begins today. No matter the winner, liberal democracy has lost.
· May 23, 2012
Greatest Hits of Cherny’s ‘Democracy’
Arizona politician's journal has produced some great pieces
· May 18, 2012
The Wikileaks diplomatic cables reveal further evidence of a Turkish prime minister using every tactic at his disposal to bolster his authoritarianism
Gareth H. Jenkins
· January 6, 2011
Working on a book about the United States and Israel, we learned to stop worrying and love the idea of divine election
By Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz · September 22, 2010