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Britain paid the price for world freedom

On the final Saturday evening of the London Olympics, NBC presented Tom Brokaw’s tribute to Britain, “Their Finest Hour.” This no doubt irritated many viewers, as they scrambled for alternative channels to watch their favourite events. But NBC made the right decision to bring viewers, with faded or little memory of the past, some history […]


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Understanding 9/11 a decade later

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the public will be inundated with analyses of the past decade, mostly fault-finding and finger-pointing, that has become the signature of the mainstream media. What will be missing is historical context. No one provides this better than Bernard Lewis. In his 90s, Lewis is by all accounts the […]


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