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Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari is senior writer at Commentary.

donald trump

“Call them as we see them.” For months now this hokey expression has served as both mantra and alibi for center-right intellectuals aboard the Trump...
democrats

Can the Democrats ease up on cultural progressivism if it means making inroads in red states? That is the most important question raised by Robert Draper’s...
communism

In an April 1976 essay in COMMENTARY titled "Making the World Safe for Communism," Norman Podhoretz observed that “the Soviet Union has fewer apologists in the...
UNESCO

The State Department on Thursday announced America’s withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. As with everything that President Trump does, the...
transgender

The transgender movement is at war with the English language. With a new set of style guidelines, the Associated Press has joined the trenches—on the...
peace prize

By Nobel Peace Prize standards, this year's award to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, wasn't that terrible. At least the prize...
aclu

The rising tide of anti-free speech sentiment on the American left has engulfed the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU’s principled position on the First...
Uber

Soon after last summer's U.K. vote to leave the European Union, London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a publicity campaign to reassure investors that his city...
Kurdistan

The Kurds have been a people without a state for centuries. Monday’s independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish zone is an important step toward rectifying...
donald trump

President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, and it was a triumph. The speech offered the clearest sign yet...
terrorism

At least 22 people were injured after an improvised explosive device detonated aboard a London Underground train on Friday. The crude bomb--apparently contained in a...