Bernard Lewis

  • Islam and Liberal Democracy

    Is Islam by its very nature antithetical to the development of democratic institutions? A distinguished historian contemplates this difficult question, one whose answer is fraught with consequence for several troubled regions of the world

  • Second Acts

    When I look back over my 91 years, I realize that I have been extraordinarily fortunate. I was a soldier in World War II, and I wasn’t killed or…

  • "I'm Right, You're Wrong, Go To Hell"

    Religions and the meeting of civilization

  • What Went Wrong?

    By all standards of the modern world—economic development, literacy, scientific achievement—Muslim civilization, once a mighty enterprise, has fallen low. Many in the Middle East blame a variety of outside forces. But underlying much of the Muslim world's travail may be a simple lack of freedom

  • Islam and Liberal Democracy

    Is Islam by its very nature antithetical to the development of democratic institutions? A distinguished historian contemplates this difficult question, one whose answer is fraught with consequence for several troubled regions of the world  

  • The Roots of Muslim Rage

    Why so many Muslims deeply resent the West, and why their bitterness will not easily be mollified

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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