August 09, 2017|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times
[WT title: "One for the Graveyard of Middle East Predictions." Text differs slightly.] "The Middle East is the graveyard of predictions" notes the left-wing writer and editor Adam Shatz. That's partly because it's so volatile (no one in 2014...
April 04, 2017|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times
I just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania, in part out of interest in the topic ("American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900"), in part to get a first-hand sense of discourse in the humanities at the contemporary
October 09, 2016|Daniel PipesHistory News Network
It's only to be expected. My colleagues and I at the Middle East Forum have for over two decades criticized the decline of Middle East studies; so now, its syndicate, the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), has for the first time in 14 years...
September 11, 2016|Daniel PipesHistory News Network
Christopher Bail, a rising academic star, boasts a Ph.D. from Harvard and holds the Douglas and Ellen Lowey Assistant Professorship of Sociology at Duke University. In 2015, Princeton University Press published his Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe
May 31, 2016|Daniel PipesIsrael Hayom
The historian Bernard Lewis celebrates his 100th birthday today. Three quotes establish his career. Martin Kramer, a former student of Lewis, sums up his teacher's accomplishments: Bernard Lewis emerged as the most influential postwar...
January 07, 2015|Daniel PipesFrontPage Magazine
The once-promising career of UCLA law professor Khaled Medhat Abou El Fadl has faded over the past decade. Gone are the pleasures of glowing attention of the media, the invitations to join important government bodies and to offer expert testimony at
October 08, 2014|Daniel PipesThe Blaze
In return for receiving taxpayer funds for foreign regional studies, universities must agree, according to Title VI of the Higher Education Act (HAE), to conduct "public outreach" programs aimed at K-12 teachers and the general public. The problem...
July 03, 2013|Daniel PipesDaniel Pipes Blog
An occasional series of bloopers. 1. Bruce K. Rutherford, associate professor of political science at Colgate University, published a book titled Egypt after Mubarak: Liberalism, Islam, and Democracy in the Arab World. The publisher informs us...
May 23, 2013|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times
At this moment of sequestration and belt-tightening, the U.S. government has delivered a reading list on Islam. The National Endowment for the Humanities has joined with two private foundations, Carnegie and Duke, to fund "Muslim Journeys," a project
January 22, 2013|Daniel PipesThe Washington Times
Were Barack Obama re-elected, I predicted two months before the Nov. 2012 presidential vote, "the coldest treatment of Israel ever by a U.S. president will follow." Well, election's over and that cold treatment is firmly in place. Obama has...