Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Libya poised for return of tribal savagery

As I noted in my column last week, the end of Moammar Gadhafi is the opening act of a new cycle of vendetta, power...
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New cycle of tribal culture awaits Libya

The brutal end of Moammar Gadhafi was foretold. It is an end that despots want to cheat, and some do, as Stalin and Mao did....

Karzai’s idiocy ignited Afghan fury

The world of Islam and Muslims is no more singular and uni-dimensional than is, or was, the world of Christianity. This needs ...

There is power in the wink of a column

Words cannot contend with the instant, electronically transmissible pictures from around the world available to us. In another age — now increasingly remote from our...

Troubling questions of loyalty in Washington

While the civil war in Syria intensifies, a flap has broken out in Washington revealing the inside-the-beltway politics in the U.S. capital. It is...

World teeters as past mistakes repeated

As 2011 ends it might well be remembered as “annus horribilis” or the horrible year. The March tsunami that overwhelmed Japan demonstrated nature’s immense power...

When things change but remain the same

ALGIERS - To be in North Africa, especially Algeria on its 50th anniversary of independence from France, is to have an opportunity to see how Frantz...

Lesson from Iraq for Syria

In a recent Wall Street Journal column, Fouad Ajami laments America’s abdication of Syria as the country slides ever deeper into the morass of...

West refuses to read old warning signs

In an interview ahead of the 2012 London Olympics, Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, speaking with Charles Moore of the Telegraph, discussed...

Peace eludes Mideast 30 years after Anwar Sadat’s murder

Thirty years ago on Oct. 6, 1981, President Anwar Sadat of Egypt was gunned down on the reviewing stand of a military parade by...

When Churchill stood up to Hitler

On May 10, 1940, Neville Chamberlain reluctantly stepped down as prime minister of Britain and handed the keys for 10 Downing Street to Winston...

Egypt is bruised, but not broken

History lessons are useful, and when events are in flux it is the past that can shed light on what the future might hold. Autocracies,...

Immigration isn’t just about numbers

The big issue in Canada, as in other western liberal democracies, next to the economy is immigration. It is of concern to everyone, yet...

The irony of being Obama

Every four years in the U.S., it comes down to the question that the Republican candidate Ronald Reagan asked the American voters in October...

Gadhafi not ‘delusional’ — he’s evil

The Obama administration's envoy to the UN in New York, Susan Rice, described Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi as "delusional." David Pryce-Jones — author of The...