The Legacy of Bernard Lewis
The National Interest -

John Richard Cookson

Society, Americas

There were many views of the man—none alone gets us to the truth.

Bernard Lewis, who died on May 19 at the age of 101, wrote more than thirty books. Yet his favorite review of any of his works, or at least a review he referenced often and with obvious relish, was for The Middle East and the West. First published in the United States in 1964 by Indiana University Press, the book was later translated into Arabic by the Muslim Brotherhood. Lewis’s affection...


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