Taxpayer-Funded Bias on Middle East Invades K-12 Classrooms by Mitchell Bard. While much attention is devoted to the politicization of Middle East studies on college campuses, biased perspectives on Western values, Israel, Islam and terrorism are also infiltrating K-12 education. […]


Kurds Need A Street: A (Classical) Liberal Case for Kurdistan by Jonah Cohen. The eyes of the world are fixed uneasily upon a referendum about to be held in the Kurdish region of Iraq. Kurds will, undoubtedly, vote for an […]

A Right

There’s No Such Thing as Islamophobia by Pascal Bruckner. Critique of religion is a fundamental Western right, not an illness. More.


A New, Old Challenge: Global Anti-Libertarianism by Tom G. Palmer. A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of radical anti-libertarian movements, each grappling with the others like scorpions in a bottle and all competing to see which can dismantle […]


Is it Wrong to Blame Islam? by Spencer Case. Jihadi terrorists claim to act on the authority of Islam. Could they be right? Some very influential people seem to think that it is morally wrong even to consider this hypothesis. […]

Boy Soldiers

Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram by Sarah A. Topol. The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only […]


Kamala Harris, Speak Up. Don’t Be Silent on Women’s Rights by Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Asra Q. Nomani. There is a real discomfort among progressives on the left with calling out Islamic extremism. Partly they fear offending members of a […]


Defending Muslims, Critiquing Islam by Phil Zuckerman. The dilemma of a contemporary secular humanist. More.


Terrorism Is Not Random by Kevin D. Williamson. Tim McVeigh was God’s gift to the Left, and the Left will forever keep his memory alive, tending it like a kind of sacred flame. Al-Qaeda attacks the United States on September […]


Can Terrorists be Deradicalized? by Michael Price. Deradicalization programs that might help prevent events like the Manchester concert bombing have been largely untested. More.


Fewer Tears, Fewer Lies, And More Righteous Anger by Kurt Schlichter. Enough of changing your Facebook photo to the flag of the abattoir du jour, enough of the candlelight vigils, and enough of the #_____Strong hashtags. No more pleas for […]


Let’s Give The Platitudes Surrounding Terrorism A Rest by David Harsanyi. Following the terrorist attack in Manchester that left at least 22 people dead and dozens injured, most of them children, President Donald Trump referred to terrorists as “evil losers […]


The Return of Marco Polo’s World and the U. S. Military Response by Robert D. Kaplan. The supercontinent is becoming one fluid, comprehensible unit of trade and conflict, as the Westphalian system of states weakens and older, imperial legacies – […]


Terrorism Persists Because It Works by Alan M. Dershowitz. Every time a horrendous terrorist attack victimizes innocent victims we wring our hands and promise to increase security and take other necessary preventive measures. But we fail to recognize how friends […]


Enabling Murder by Bruce Bawer. Western politicians worry more about being called “Islamophobic” than they do about stopping jihadist slaughter. More.


What Happened in France? by Bruce Bawer. How could Marine Le Pen have lost in a landslide? Why, after the Brits chose Brexit, and Americans chose Trump, did the Dutch fail Wilders, and the French fail Le Pen? How could […]


Egypt and the End of the Secular Middle East by Philip Jenkins. Last month, ISIS terrorists tried to attack the ancient monastery of St. Catherine’s, in Egypt’s Sinai desert. That fact might not sound too surprising, until we recall that […]


Academic Malfeasance: U. of Arkansas Disinvites Phyllis Chesler by Winfield Myers. The latest speaker to be “disinvited” from an American college is prominent feminist scholar Phyllis Chesler, whose participation in a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, symposium on honor killing earlier […]


Pity the Poor Monster by Theodore Dalrymple. France must ask itself why Karim Cheurfi was out of prison. More.


Inside Turkey’s Purge by Suzy Hansen. As the ruling party expands the ranks of its enemies, life in a fragile democracy becomes stranger and stranger. More.