Middle East


The war we aren't winning

A book I'd like my elected officials to read

The United States has been engaged for decades in a seemingly endless series of wars and military operations.


America’s War for the Greater Middle East, by Andrew J. Bacevich

Bacevich provides another case of the fraught dream of managing history that Reinhold Niebuhr critiqued.


Endangered faiths

Gerard Russell’s account of disappearing Middle Eastern religions has an elegiac quality. It’s heartrending and often infuriating.