Monday, October 02, 2006

I think Bernard Lewis is often misguided - the right reveres him

He is the intellectual father of the clash of civilizations idea. Link is to his recent talk on the clash of civilizations which does provocatively point out that the most pro-Western Muslims are in countries not allied with the United States. One of my main complaints is that he is one of "those people" who launch scholarly articles and theories about "those people" and doesn't recognize the diversity of cultures, religions and races. I have even read his most popular book - just full of these overly broad generalizations. My conclusion is that following his general advice would bring about the deadly genocidal clash he talks about.

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