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2007 AEI Irving Kristol Award Lecture - Bernard Lewis
Book TV ^ | 3/7/07

Posted on 03/12/2007 8:03:23 PM PDT by bnelson44

Bernard Lewis is the recipient of the 2007 Irving Kristol Award presented annually by the American Enterprise Institute at the institute's annual dinner. After receiving the award, Mr. Lewis delivered the Irving Kristol Lecture. In his lecture, Bernard Lewis outlined the historical relationship between the west and the middle east and recent trends in European attitudes towards Muslims.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: crusades; europe; history; islam; jihad; migration
Video at link (RealPlayer about 55 min)
1 posted on 03/12/2007 8:03:24 PM PDT by bnelson44
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To: bnelson44

Bernard Lewis (born May 31, 1916, London) is the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He specializes in the history of Islam and the interaction between Islam and the West and is especially famous for his works on the history of the Ottoman Empire.

Lewis is one of the most widely read scholars of the Middle East, whose advice is frequently sought by policymakers. The Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing has written that, over a 60-year career, he has emerged as "the most influential postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Lewis


2 posted on 03/12/2007 8:04:48 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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To: bnelson44
I've read a couple of his books and I caught the C-SPAN presentation of his Kristol lecture. I'd like to be that wise and capable at 91!
3 posted on 03/12/2007 8:11:07 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: bnelson44

Thank you.


4 posted on 03/12/2007 9:00:10 PM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: Valin

He's showing his age.


5 posted on 03/12/2007 9:02:13 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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To: bnelson44

Even clearing his throat he's more interesting than a lot of so called "thought leaders" now in their prime.


6 posted on 03/12/2007 9:39:52 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

yep


7 posted on 03/12/2007 9:40:34 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! If you are military please sign at: http://appealforcourage.org)
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To: bnelson44

BUMP!


8 posted on 03/12/2007 9:50:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: bnelson44

We should look so good, and sound so good when we're 90!
He is a national treasure.

For a 3 hour interview with Dr. Lewis
On Sunday, April 6 at 12:00 pm and at 5:00 pm and Monday, April 7 at 12:00 am




In Depth: Bernard Lewis
http://www.booktv.org/indepth/index.asp?schedid=185&segid=3421


9 posted on 03/12/2007 10:09:09 PM PDT by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: everyone

This Bernard Lewis lecture at AEI is outstanding. Everyone should read and forward it.


10 posted on 03/20/2007 7:35:30 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: bnelson44

Ugh...I don't get Real Player.

Dang...I am glad Bernard got that award though.


11 posted on 03/20/2007 8:30:56 PM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: Txsleuth; All
The 2007 Irving Kristol Lecture by Bernard Lewis

Read it here. I found the link at http://www.realclearpolitics.com/

12 posted on 03/20/2007 10:24:23 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: bnelson44

I read the transcript of the lecture and learned a lot. Lewis is a great teacher. Thanks for posting this thread.


13 posted on 03/21/2007 4:18:56 AM PDT by syriacus (Truman as president: Korean War; 30,000 US deaths; full wartime censorship; military draft)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for providing the link to the transcript, neverdem.


14 posted on 03/21/2007 4:19:42 AM PDT by syriacus (Truman as president: Korean War; 30,000 US deaths; full wartime censorship; military draft)
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To: bnelson44

Bernard Lewis is a man of great learning and great wisdom.


15 posted on 03/21/2007 5:07:22 AM PDT by mtntop3
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I've enjoyed all his books


16 posted on 03/21/2007 5:13:45 AM PDT by SShultz460
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