Skip to comments.2007 AEI Irving Kristol Award Lecture - Bernard Lewis
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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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."
He's showing his age.
Even clearing his throat he's more interesting than a lot of so called "thought leaders" now in their prime.
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
This Bernard Lewis lecture at AEI is outstanding. Everyone should read and forward it.
Ugh...I don't get Real Player.
Dang...I am glad Bernard got that award though.
Read it here. I found the link at http://www.realclearpolitics.com/
I read the transcript of the lecture and learned a lot. Lewis is a great teacher. Thanks for posting this thread.
Thanks for providing the link to the transcript, neverdem.
Bernard Lewis is a man of great learning and great wisdom.
I've enjoyed all his books
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