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Joshua Muravchik

Joshua Muravchik

Joshua Muravchik is a distinguished fellow at the World Affairs Institute.

In 1988, Salman Rushdie wrote The Satanic Verses, a novel that depicted several iconic figures of Islam in ways taken to be sacrilegious. Muslims who...

The Palestinian Authority’s drive for full United Nations membership that Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned would be a diplomatic “tsunami” turned out to be...

“Be careful what you wish for,” it is said. Are neoconservatives soon to regret their wish for democratization in the Middle East? This was the...

The most surprising thing about the first half-year of Barack Obama’s presidency, at least in the realm of foreign policy, has been its indifference to...

The most surprising thing about the first half-year of Barack Obama's presidency, at least in the realm of foreign policy, has been its indifference to...

Big Bad Us The Myth of American Exceptionalism By Godfrey Hodgson Yale U. Press, 221 pages, $26.00 Godfrey Hodgson is a British journalist who has spent...

George W. Bush has been one of the most reviled of recent Presidents, and he has poll ratings to match. But with the “surge”...

Introducing himself to the nation at the 2004 Democratic national convention, Barack Obama spoke not only of his black father, “born and raised...

In the never-ending torrent of attacks on the Bush administration’s conduct of American foreign policy, the President’s supposed neglect of the peaceful instruments of diplomacy...

Ever since his first post-9/11 speech summoning the nation to a war against terrorism, President Bush has stressed that “our war is against evil, not...

The Washington, D.C.-based Churchill Centre has just awarded the first Winston Churchill Award for Statesmanship to James A. Baker and Lee Hamilton. This is the same...

Senator Joseph Biden and foreign policy luminary Leslie Gelb have been promoting a plan for “federalism” in Iraq. Indeed, Biden succeeded several weeks ago...