Why the Arab World Is Lost in an Emotional Nakba, and How We Keep It There

By ignoring the honor-shame dynamic in Arab political culture, is the West keeping itself from making headway toward peace?

A Motley Crew, Including Said and Wieseltier, Unite To Find Chopin’s Great Lost Interpreter

The quest to rediscover the mysterious pianist Ignace Tiegerman led through Cairo, Italy, and the ghost of Bruno Schulz

How Orientalism Shaped Obama

The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas

The Ghosts of Edward Saïd

A provocative Paris show of Orientalist art charts the European encounter with Sephardic Jewry

Remembered

Raja Shehadeh’s new memoir joins a growing list of literary works on Palestinian life before Israel. But do they tell the whole story?

Pen Pal

In his letters, Saul Bellow was thoughtful, eloquent, feisty—and quite possibly at his most Jewish

Spurned

Barack Obama courted American Jews as a candidate, but the relationship is on the rocks

On the Contrary

In his new memoir, Christopher Hitchens recounts the rich history of his public crusades

Sundown: New Human Rights Watch Head

Plus don’t cry for A’jad, Elie Wiesel, and more

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