It’s Not Springtime in Tunisia Anymore

In the wake of deadly attacks, why the one vaunted Arab Spring exception may not be an exception at all

The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war

How Crusaders Slaughtered the Jews of Mainz

And why Obama was only partly right in comparing Christians to ISIS

Terror, Sadomasochism, and Friendship

If neurosis turns people into terrorists, how to account for kindness?

Sadomasochism and the Jihadi Death Cult

A psychoanalytic look at why people throw themselves into campaigns of murder and suicide

My Jewish Feminist Problem

Why my sisters can’t think straight about Israel

In Memory of Ziad Abu Ein

In Arafat’s shadow, he died holding an olive branch, after a long struggle for control of the Palestinian national movement

Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose

Evil Is a Dirty Word

Who is to blame for the spectacle of black-uniformed holy warriors conducting human sacrifices?

The Tsarnaevs’ Facilitators

Who inspired the alleged Boston marathon bombers to find meaning in the most violent forms of madness?

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