August 22, 2019

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On PA’s alleged changes to PLO’s charter (from my ms)

July 8, 2019 Richard Landes following is from my ms They’re so Smart cause We’re so Stupid, in response to a tweet from Daniel Rubenstein.  It follows a discussion of Arafat’s Hudaybiyya speech. This Muslim outcry essentially forbade infidel critics from examining evidence relevant to their pressing concerns. Instead, peace enthusiasts viewed Arafat and the Palestinian leadership, as they themselves insisted they were in English, as full-fledged […]

J. Michael Waller on President Bush’s Post-9/11 Speech

June 12, 2019 Richard Landes Brim, having read my section on George Bush’s Speech of September 17, 2001 at the Islamic Center in Washington DC, sent it to a White House insider at the time, J. Michael Waller. He has given me permission to post his response which appears below. I have not had the chance to verify some of the details, and welcome any challenges or verifications from readers. Let me walk you through this entire process, because I was in the middle of it as an observer at […]

Mike Waller on President Bush’s Post-9/11 Speech

June 12, 2019 Richard Landes Brim, having read my section on George Bush’s Speech of September 17, 2001 at the Islamic Center in Washington DC, sent it to a White House insider at the time, Mike Waller. He has given me permission to post his response which appears below. Let me walk you through this entire process, because I was in the middle of it as an observer at the time. Rather than say it verbally, let me put […]

Hamid on Palestinian Dignity: Getting it Exactly Wrong

June 6, 2019 Richard Landes twitter friend pointed to this article by Shadi Hamid, suggesting it was “worth a read.” Rather than answer him on twitter, I thought it “worth a fisk,” because the essay is so quintessentially illustrative […]

The Moebius Strip of Opposing Cognitive Egocentrism

April 11, 2019 Richard Landes following is from Part II, chapter 3 of my book: They’re so Smart cause we’re so Stupid: A Medievalist’s Guide to the 21st Century. I post in here to help a friend addressing the cognitive egocentrism cum supersessionism of the Anglican Church. Cognitive Egocentrism In the late 60s, psychologist David Elkind published his findings of adolescent boys and […]

“One Man’s Terrorist…” Book excerpt prompted by Ahlam Tammimi

April 3, 2019 Richard Landes excerpt from Part I, chapter 2 of my book They’re So Smart cause we’re so stupid, on the way media handled the problem of using the word terrorism in response to 9-11. I put it up now in response to the claim of Ahlam Tammimi, a […]

On Media Coverage of Recent Exchanges of Fire between Israel and Gaza

March 26, 2019 Richard Landes following is an excerpt from my book ms., They’re So Smart cause We’re so Stupid: A Medievalist’s Guide to the 21st century. From: Part II: the Players, Chapter 5: Lethal Journalism Compliance with Palestinian Media Protocols It has become increasingly clear over the last decades […]

HardTalk’s Stephen Sackur: Bully and Wimp

February 11, 2019 Richard Landes Sackur of HardTalk thinks he’s tough on everyone. But when it comes to the Middle East he’s out of his depth dealing with the Palestinians and Israelis. He’s a wimp with one and a […]

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