Archive for March 9th, 2011

Congressional Hearings on Islamic Extremism Will Be Counterproductive »

Representative Peter King, Chair of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, has scheduled hearings on Islamic extremism to begin March 10. There is no benefit to holding these hearings, which will in some ways be counterproductive. 1. Everybody already knows the world-wide problems caused by Islamic extremism. The hearings will not reveal anything...
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Juan Cole at the University of Alabama Tonight on Liberty and Power and the Middle East »

Juan Cole, the great historian and the author of the “to go to” blog on the contemporary Middle East, Informed Comment, will speak tonight at the University of Alabama on the timely topic of “Liberty, Power, and Dictatorship: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” His speech, which is the most recent installment of...
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