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What the Arabs Want


Today on Uncommon Knowledge, Islam historian Bernard Lewis and Commentary editor Norman Podhoretz take threats at face value.

“I’ve become an octogenarian, and if I’ve acquired any wisdom at all, it consists in taking at face value the threats of one’s enemies. There’s a kind of pathology at work in the world that refuses to believe. Somebody says I want to kill you, you say well, you can’t possibly mean that.”

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