Is the AKP’s victory nothing to get excited about or further augur of a Turkish slide into Islamicization? Opinion seems pretty divided around here. Dr. Andrew Bostom has an interesting contribution at FPM today, the start of a 2-part series arguing that Turkey’s legacy of anti-Semitism belies its Kemalist reputation as a progressive secularist society and is essential to understanding the direction in which Turkey now appears headed.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More