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The Wonderful Prof. Lewis



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    In his very learned talk at the AEI dinner last night, Bernard Lewis reminded his audience of many truths that tend to get obscured by the Western world’s self-hatred – for example, the fact that the Crusades (for which we apologize on a regular basis) were a form of holy warfare to retake land taken by holy warfare (jihad). He closed by noting (I’m paraphrasing from memory) that the Muslims have a number of strengths: zeal, certitude, and demography. As for us, well, we have freedom. And freedom may yet win out.



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