The Cradle of Islam

Learning from Mai Yamani's new book about Saudi Arabia, Islam, and the Hijaz.

11:00 PM, Jan 11, 2005 • By CLAUDIA WINKLER


The Straight Story

Chuck Lichenstein, 1926-2002. An honest diplomat heads off into the sunset.

12:00 AM, Sep 5, 2002

A Place of Her Own

Rediscovering Sarah Orne Jewett.

Aug 26, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 47

The U.S.-German Conversation

In Germany, a small American think tank has spurred a serious intellectual debate about the war on terrorism.

12:00 AM, Aug 15, 2002

Egypt's Sakharov

The conviction of Egypt's Saad Eddin Ibrahim provides the first real test of President Bush's liberation theology.

12:00 AM, Jul 31, 2002

Islamic Voices of Reason

Amidst the bad news, there is some reason to hope for a brighter future in the Islamic world.

12:00 AM, Jul 16, 2002

Old Fashioned Heroes

Hollywood and PBS get religion with two of our greatest heroes: Spidey and George Washington.

12:00 AM, Jul 2, 2002

The One That Didn't Get Away

Yesterday's arrest of an al Qaeda operative points to what law enforcement can do right.

7:15 AM, Jun 11, 2002

The Difference Between Thinking and Knowing

Memorization doesn't deserve its bad name.

12:00 AM, May 30, 2002

Postcards from the Kiwis

A touching new book shows that New Zealanders stand shoulder-to-shoulder with America in the war on terrorism.

12:00 AM, May 15, 2002

God and Man in Chester County

The Ten Commandments are being covered up at a courthouse in Pennsylvania.

12:00 AM, Apr 30, 2002

Blood Libel in the Garden State

The student newspaper at Rutgers runs some disgusting "facts"--and doesn't allow readers to respond.

12:00 AM, Apr 17, 2002

Let Freedom Ring

One of the silver linings in recent months has been our renewed focus on freedom as a national ideal.

11:00 PM, Apr 3, 2002

Wedding Bell Blues

James Q. Wilson on the unmarrying of America.

Apr 8, 2002, Vol. 7, No. 29

The Good Arab

Amidst the hate being spewed from the Arab press are a few examples of moderation.

11:00 PM, Mar 18, 2002

True Lies

Arab journalism is full of vicious lies, which often go unnoticed since they appear in Arabic. But there's one website which provides helpful translations.

11:01 PM, Mar 4, 2002

The Truth About Kuwait

A recent "60 Minutes" painted a dark picture of Kuwait. The real story is much more promising.

11:01 PM, Feb 11, 2002

The State of the Capitol

As President Bush returns to the Capitol tonight, he finds a city--and a nation--that is different than it was on September 10.

11:01 PM, Jan 28, 2002

On Evangelicals and Theocrats

The example of James Madison shows why liberals who continue to conflate the Taliban with religious conservatives are wrong.

11:01 PM, Jan 21, 2002

Al Qaeda's Trip to Paradise

Some of the terrorists who were taken prisoner in Afghanistan are being brought to Guantanamo Bay. There won't be any black-eyed virgins, but it's nicer than home.

11:01 PM, Jan 9, 2002

Democracy and Islam

A new report highlights the lack of freedom in the Islamic world.

11:01 PM, Dec 17, 2001

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