Television creates the illusion of a linear narrative and gives events the...– The Arab revolutions of 2011 are more like Europe in 1848, not 1989. - By Anne Applebaum - Slate Magazine
Deep cultural expertise is more than just a few phrases of Pashto and a hand over the heart. It’s something that takes years, decades. And if we think the main existential threat to the United States comes from militant extremism in places like Afghanistan, Iraq or Somalia, then we need a decades-long investment in real social science research, language studies and higher education, not cheap...