The Corner

re: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Thomas Hibbs column in today’s NRO is a must read for those unaware of how tendentious Middle Eastern Studies has become.  There is a reason why Reading Lolita in Tehran became a surprise New York Times’ bestseller.  For those who haven’t read Azar Nafisi’s masterpiece, the Middle East Quarterly has excerpted parts of it, here.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.